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WAS 6.0: (1) Release date, (2) JRE level

 
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I was wondering what is the JRE version to be shipped with WAS 6.0.
Hopefully, it is higher than 1.4.1, which is the one coming with WAS 5.1. Higher versions solve several issues (such as, for example, a known incompatability issue between JRE 1.4.1 and the MS ISA Server 2000 proxy).

In addition, does anybody have any idea when in the second half of 2004 are we expecting to have 6.0 released? At least a rough approximation. It does make quite a difference if it is coming out September vs it coming out (say) in December.

Actually, this is especially important wrt Web Services development. For instance, I can't risk developing against WAD TD (Technology for Developers) 6.0 if WAS 6.0 proper is not going to be around when I am to deploy the app to production! On the other hand experts such as Richard Monson-Haefel in his recent books claim the only J2EE 1.4 is mature enough for mission-critical Web Services applications.

Thx!
Panagiotis
 
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Look, the Web Services support in WAS 5.1 is so close to J2EE 1.4 that there's precious little difference from a programming model or deployment description difference. I think you're making too much out of Richard's advice in this regard. WAS 5.1 already supports JAX-RPC and JSR 109. Just develop for WAS 5.1 and don't worry about it.

Kyle
 
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Thanks Kyle!

Yes, I now start realizing I may have made too much out of it.

I'm currently at the stage were I'm reading books/redbooks/papers and
doing some experimental coding, in preparation of a project to start
soon. I guess with time and experience I'll start putting things into the
proper context.

I was sure IBM would have more than plain vanilla J2EE 1.3 support in WAS
5.1. I just wasn't sure how close it would be to J2EE 1.4. It is typical
that if a WebSphere version is X1 compliant and X2 is out, then its support
is roughly around X1 + 0.75*(X2 - X1)...

So, 5.1 is the target!

Cheers,
Panagiotis.

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Originally posted by Kyle Brown:
Look, the Web Services support in WAS 5.1 is so close to J2EE 1.4 that there's precious little difference from a programming model or deployment description difference. I think you're making too much out of Richard's advice in this regard. WAS 5.1 already supports JAX-RPC and JSR 109. Just develop for WAS 5.1 and don't worry about it.

Kyle


[ August 06, 2004: Message edited by: Panagiotis Varlagas ]
 
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Originally posted by Panagiotis Varlagas:
In addition, does anybody have any idea when in the second half of 2004 are we expecting to have 6.0 released? At least a rough approximation. It does make quite a difference if it is coming out September vs it coming out (say) in December.



I was also intrested in this and came to know that
it is not being released in 2004 now. May be in Feb-March 2005.
 
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My sales rep says to expect it early December.
 
I guess I've been abducted by space aliens. So unprofessional. They tried to probe me with this tiny ad:
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