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Announcement: WebSphere Application Server Community Edition Version is now available



IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V3.0.0.1 is a lightweight Open Source-based Application Server which is certified to the Java Enterprise Edition 6 full Profile (Java EE Profile) specification. WebSphere Application Server Community Edition provides a platform to support situational as well as multi-tier enterprise applications with no up-front costs, while providing optional fee-based support offerings and a path to more advanced capabilities through the WebSphere Application Server family.


CE is based on Apache Geronimo 3.0-w20111014 which integrates Apache Karaf 2.2.1, Apache Aries 0.3, Apache Tomcat, Apache OpenEJB 4.0.0-beta-1, Apache OpenWebBeans 1.1.1 and other open source components. Refer to CHANGES.txt for a detailed list of patches.
Installer and runtime support for new platforms

CE now supports the following platforms as recommended/compatible ones:

  • Fedora 16
  • openSUSE Linux 12.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Version 6.2
  • Ubuntu 11.10

Refer to platform requirements for information about all supported platforms.

New features and enhancements

CE now provides:

  • Running multiple server instances
  • Configuring multiple Repositories
  • Configuring virtual hosts
  • Disabling specific deployers using system properties
  • Decoupling OpenWebBeans plug-ins from the server
  • Using wildcard character in the deployment plan

Development environment

CE Eclipse Plug-in (WEP) for is based on Geronimo Eclpse Plug-in (GEP) 3.0, which supports Eclipse Helios or above, and supports Rational Application Developer (RAD) 8.0+. WEP also provides the following enhancements and features:
  • Classes hot swapping for an OSGi application instead of redeploying the whole OSGi bundle by using Update modified OSGI bundle only option under the Publish Advance section of the WEP server view.
  • Enabling JSP development mode for the server or the web application using a CE specific property org.apache.geronimo.webapplication.stage.

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server Community Edition

Software version:

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: Elite, Enhanced, Entry

Reference #: 1586822

Modified date: 28 March 2012

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