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Red Hat Application Server v1.0 Beta 1 Released

Dec 16, 2003, 21:00 (5 Talkback[s])

Red Hat is pleased to announce the general availability of Red Hat Application Server v1.0 Beta 1.

This is a public beta. Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone within or outside your organization who may be interested in testing this beta release.

Red Hat Application Server is a key component of Red Hat's Open Source Architecture, a road map for the open source technologies and capabilities Red Hat and its partners will be building in the future -- spanning the operating system, middleware, applications, and management tools.

Red Hat Application Server includes:

  • Tomcat 4.1.27, the official Reference Implementation of the Java Servlet 2.3 and JavaServer Pages 1.2 technologies.
  • Struts 1.0.2, a framework for building web applications with Java.
  • JOnAS 3.3, ObjectWeb's J2EE implementation, with web-based administration.
  • Sample JOnAS and Struts web applications.
  • Supporting modules for file uploads, AJP and WARP protocols, and JDBC drivers for MySQL.

You can find a complete package list for Red Hat Application Server v1.0 Beta 1 at:

http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/beta/taroon/en/RHAPS/i386/RedHat/RPMS/

This announcement includes details on obtaining the beta software, reporting bugs, and communicating with Red Hat and other testers via mailing lists during the beta period.

Red Hat Application Server v1.0 Beta 1 is available for testing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 for the following architectures:

  • x86 (i686/Athlon)
  • ia64 (Intel Itanium2)
  • x86_64 (AMD64)
  • ppc (IBM iSeries and pSeries)

A copy of the release notes for this beta software is attached to this message.

Current features, packages, and naming are subject to change before the final release.

The Red Hat Application Server development team would like to encourage you to test this release in non-production environments and provide feedback via the mechanisms described below. This is pre-release quality code, and Red Hat makes no guarantees as to performance, stability, or compatibility across beta releases. Please run this in non-production environments only. Red Hat will not support upgrades from one beta release to another, nor from beta to official released products.

Red Hat Application Server v1.0 Beta 1 is available for download via FTP and Red Hat Network. PostgreSQL server, recommended for use with JOnAS in this beta release, is available in the 'Extras' channel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 on Red Hat Network.

FTP Availability

Installable binary ISO images for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (RHEL3-RHAPS-beta1-*.iso), are available for each architecture at:

http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/beta/taroon/en/iso/

Binary and source RPM packages are available at:

http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/beta/taroon/en/RHAPS/

They may also be available from Red Hat FTP mirror sites.

Red Hat Network Availability and Updates

Binary and source RPM packages, and installable binary and source ISO images for Red Hat Application Server v1.0 Beta 1 are available via Red Hat Network to all Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers with current subscriptions at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/network/software/all_channels.pxt

During the beta period, we may also supply updated packages on Red Hat Network. While these updates are not subjected to as much system testing as our release milestones, they enable you to immediately test against more recent package builds that may resolve bugs and issues, rather than requiring you to wait until the next full milestone release.

Help on installing packages using Red Hat Network is available at:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/RHNetwork/ref-guide/2.8/sm-channels-packages.html

Help on using the up2date tool is available at:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/RHNetwork/ref-guide/2.8/up2date-setup.html

General help on using Red Hat Network is available at:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/RHNetwork/ref-guide/

Bug Reporting

To ensure accurate tracking and follow-up, all bugs should be reported using Bugzilla at:

http://bugzilla.redhat.com

We have created a public release category 'Red Hat Application Server Public Beta' for this early access program. Please use version "1.0-beta1" as the version for all bugs filed against this milestone release.

Mailing Lists

Red Hat has created a public mailing list for general discussion of the Red Hat Application Server v1.0 Beta releases.

To subscribe to rhaps-beta-list, send mail to:

rhaps-beta-list-request@redhat.com

with

subscribe

in the subject line. You can leave the body empty. Or see:

https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rhaps-beta-list/

Thanks for your interest in testing Red Hat Application Server v1.0 Beta 1!

Sincerely,

The Red Hat Application Server Team

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