Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Java CAPS 6.2 to be released

There are rumours that the latest Java CAPS 6.2 will be released within end of this month. So far Sun has already published the release notes.

In summary, from the release notes:

This release of Java CAPS uses the following versions of NetBeans and GlassFish:

  • NetBeans IDE 6.5.1
  • GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 patch 2

This release of Java CAPS provides new support for the following operating systems:

Design-Time

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.3 (64 bit)

Runtime

  • Windows Server 2008 (OS: 32 bit; JVM: 32 bit)
  • OpenSolaris 2008.11 (OS: 32 bit; JVM: 32 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.3 (OS: 32 bit; JVM: 32 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.3 (OS: 64 bit; JVM: 32 bit)
  • IBM AIX 5L 5.3 (OS: 64 bit; JVM: 32 bit)

This release of Java CAPS adds support for the following browsers and external systems:

  • Firefox 3.5.2 for accessing all Java CAPS browser components
  • OpenSSO Web Services Security (WSS) Agent for the HTTP Adapter
  • SWIFT 2009 messages and SWIFT 2009 certification
  • SAP JCo 3 for the SAP BAPI Adapte
My comments:
  • It is a bit disappointing that the IDE is not Netbeans 6.7. I have experienced JAX-WS Web Services deployment issues with Netbeans 6.5 and the suggested solution has been to upgrade to Nb 6.7 (!?!) so I really hope Sun has fixed some bugs in Nb 6.5 before packaging it with JCAPS. It would be annoying to start patching the stuff the day after downloading it.
  • Finally Java CAPS has an understandable version numbering convention: this release will be called 6.2 and not "6 update 2", which meant nothing unless you want to remember customers a sound close to the Windows service packs...