Announcement: WebSphere Application Server Community Edition Version 2.1.1.6 is now available

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IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V2.1.1.6 is a lightweight Open Source-based Application Server which is certified to the Java Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5) specification.

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WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V2.1.1.6 is a service refresh release over the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V2.1 release. For the details about the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V2.1 release, visit this link.

This service refresh release is based on Apache Geronimo 2.1 branch rev1195360 and Apache Tomcat 6.0.33 which includes important fixes over Tomcat 6.0.29.Other than the update of Apache Tomcat, WASCE 2.1.1.6 includes important patches since Geronimo 2.1.7.
It includes many defect fixes from Apache Geronimo and many additional fixes on top of it from IBM. Significant additional features and improvements provided in this service refresh release are as follows.

  • Java SDK upgraded The supported Java SDK 5 for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 2.1.1.6 has been upgraded to IBM SDK 5 SR12 FP5, and the supported Java SDK 6 upgraded to IBM SDK 6 SR9-FP2.
  • Installer and runtime support for new platforms WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 2.1.1.6 now supports the following platforms as recommended/compatible ones:
    Fedora 15 openSUSE Linux 11.3 or 11.4 Ubuntu 11.04 Refer to platform requirements for information about all supported platforms.
  • Components upgraded More new features are supported with upgraded components in the WAS CE server. For example, WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 2.1.1.6 provides JDBC adapter for SQL server 2008 and supports additional properties of DB2 XA jdbc driver such as ProgressiveStreaming, FullyMaterializeInputStreams, and FullyMaterializeLobData.
  • Feature improvement WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 2.1.1.6 now supports command-line enabling of monitoring feature.
  • Development environment WebSphere Application Server Community Edition Eclipse Plug-in (WEP) for 2.1.1.6 is based on Geronimo Eclipse Plug-in (GEP) 2.1 branch r1056192, which supports Eclipse Indigo and Rational Application Developer (RAD) 8.0.
  • New versions of database servers WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 2.1.1.6 now supports the following database server as recommended:
    MySQL Community Edition 5.5.9 or later See supported database servers for information about all supported database servers.

The summary of changes in this service refresh release are available at the following link.

To download WebSphere Application Server Community Edition follow this link.

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WebSphere Application Server Community Edition
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Software version:

2.1.1.6

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition:

Elite, Enhanced, Entry

Reference #:

1576653

Modified date:

2012-01-06

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