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Onto JBoss AS 5: JBoss Web released November 17, 2008

Posted by Sacha in JBoss.
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But first, what is JBoss Web? You can see it as our customized version of Tomcat or more simply “JBoss Tomcat++”. And the reason is that we wanted to add things like:

  • Native libraries leveraging Apache APR and OpenSSL for optimal performance and scalability,
  • Highly flexible URL rewriting module,
  • Advanced event driven Servlet API, including non blocking IO, which greatly expands on the Apache Tomcat 6.0 Comet API,
  • Comet support using Apache Tomcat Bayeux API,
  • NIO optimized character IO,
  • PHP support,
  • mod_cluster support,
  • etc.

The idea was to provide an optimized binary including everything our users need and “sanitized” to remove anything we think they shouldn’t be using. Also, when ran as part of JBoss AS, it provides a clean integration with our fancy deployers, meta-data layer, classloading, etc.

Still, JBoss Web is not a new product, and the reason for that blog entry is that just released JBoss Web 2.1.1 is the specific version which will be embedded as the web container inside JBoss AS 5. So if you want to test it now, we would appreciate your feedback!

Onward,

Sacha

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1. TizzyD - November 25, 2008

Thanks for the work here. I’ve had to do a bit of hacking dependencies from time to time to deploy JBoss apps at customer sites, and now, I’ve got a tight template with all the good stuff baked in.

No more compiling Native APR ;-)

2. Sacha - November 25, 2008

TizziD,

Good news :) BTW, if you think some of your work should be contributed back to JBoss Web or JBoss AS, feel free to do so!

Cheers,

Sacha

3. Rich Sharples’ Blog » Blog Archive » Tab Sweep - JBoss - December 4, 2008

[…] JBoss Web 2.1.1 is out […]


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