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OpenEJB 3.0 final Released

OpenEJB 3.0 Final includes several improvements and refinements over the very successful 3.0 beta 2 release. Dependency injection got a major boost with support for Java Generics and Enums. A dozen new validations makes it even harder to do something "wrong". JPA users will find it nearly impossible to misconfigure the jta-data-source and non-jta-data-source. More robust EJB references allow for circular and lazy references to ejbs in other ears. Deep levels of annotation inheritance are completely respected allowing for greater design control and less duplicate code.

Posted by David Blevins 2008-04-13

OpenEJB 3.0 beta 2 Released!

OpenEJB 3.0 beta 2 is up and ready for download!

New features in this release include JAX-RPC support via CXF, Tomcat 5.5 support, and support for using OpenEJB as an OSGi bundle.

Overall this release is packed with new improvements notably around usability, validation, and configuration. Definitely a must try. Unless any major issues are discovered it will likely be the last beta and 3.0 final will be right around the corner!... read more

Posted by David Blevins 2008-02-13

OpenEJB 3.0 beta 1 Released!

The OpenEJB team is proud to announce the release of OpenEJB 3.0 beta 1. As our first release of the new OpenEJB 3.0 codebase, OpenEJB 3.0 beta 1 continues where prior versions 0.9.2 and 1.0 left of in all things OpenEJB. Embeddabiliy, Tomcat integration, Collapsed EARs, Container Driven Testing, a standalone server and overall ease of use are back. In addition to repolishing and updating these tried and true features, OpenEJB supports the EJB 3.0 specification and many new features such as extended Dependency Injection, EAR support, custom JNDI name formatting, and CMP over JPA.... read more

Posted by David Blevins 2007-10-01

OpenEJB to be certified with Apache Geronimo

Two ground-breaking announcements were made during the Geronimo session at ApacheCon today. First, the Apache Software Foundation will license the TCK from Sun to test and officially release Geronimo as a certified J2EE 1.4 application server. Secondly, the critical EJB 2.1 container functionality will be provided by OpenEJB.

Work is underway in a new branch of OpenEJB, called Nova, which will provide both existing OpenEJB users and future Apache Geronimo users with EJB 2.1 functionality. The work is being done using both OpenEJB's existing pluggable container API and Geronimo's pluggable component framework. This will ensure that existing OpenEJB users will be able to easily migrate to the newer EJB 2.1 standard.... read more

Posted by David Blevins 2003-11-18

OpenEJB 0.9.2 released

The 0.9.2 release is one that the whole team is quite proud of. OpenEJB 0.9.0 marked are first release with special Tomcat embedded support. Thanks to all the user feedback that support has just gotten better and better. The 0.9.2 release contains a neat surprise for OpenEJB/Tomcat users -- TOOLS! The new integration features a webapp with a setup verifier, JNDI browser, EJB viewer, Class browser, and even an Object invoker!... read more

Posted by David Blevins 2003-06-06

OpenEJB at Borland Developer Days 2003 in Poland

Our own Jacek Laskowski will be heading up a session about OpenEJB during BDD 2003 in Warsaw (Poland)http://www.borland.pl/seminaria/bdd2003/agenda.shtml.

This is a follow-up to his article about OpenEJB-Tomcat integration. The session will also cover using JBuilder to run and debug applications built on OpenEJB.

See you on BDD 2003 !

Posted by David Blevins 2003-06-05

The IDE & App server plug-in challenge

Recently, we had a support question on how to plug OpenEJB into the SUN ONE Webserver. Though, a thing like this has never been tested, it may very well be possible.

It got me thinking, "I wonder if we could put together a list of where people have successfully plugged in OpenEJB."

THE CHALLENGE
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So, here is the challenge; plug OpenEJB into an app server or IDE of your choice and report the outcome. We'll collect the data and put it on the website.... read more

Posted by David Blevins 2003-05-30

New CMP Guide

We've put together a one-stop-shop CMP guide that highlights all the fundamental CMP concepts. Contributions are welcome!

http://openejb.sourceforge.net/cmp_guide.html

Posted by David Blevins 2003-05-24

OpenEJB Tomcat article

A new article on the O'Reilly Network features the new OpenEJB 0.9.1 and Tomcat 4.1.18 integration. Several new details about to integration are covered, plus new info on the TomcatEjbFactory. Overall, it's a must read for those looking to combine Servlets with EJBs.

http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/02/12/ejb_tomcat.html

A big thanks to Jacek for putting so much hard work into the article. Jacek, you did an excellent job!... read more

Posted by David Blevins 2003-02-13

BUGFIX: Entity remove with no TX

Several people have written in about the remove method of CMP EntityBeans not working correctly when there is not transaction in progress. Jacek Laskowski, the author of our wonderful CMP documentation, has found and fixed the problem. Thanks Jacek!

The fix is in the 0.9 stable branch and will be released with OpenEJB 0.9.2 in a month or so. The 0.9.2 branch (which is a bug fix only branch) can be checked out and built safely as a replacement for the 0.9.1 version released in January. To do so, use the following cvs command:... read more

Posted by David Blevins 2003-02-12

OpenEJB 0.9.0 Released

OpenEJB is a pre-built, self-contained, portable EJB container system that can be plugged into any server environment including app servers, Web servers, J2EE platforms, CORBA ORBs, databases, etc. The 0.9.0 release of OpenEJB features easy Tomcat integration via OpenEJB Loader Servlet, additional configuration flexibility, and EJB validation tools.

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OpenEJB -- EJB Container System and EJB Server... read more

Posted by David Blevins 2002-11-19

OpenEJB 0.8.3 Released!

OpenEJB -- EJB Container System and EJB Server

Release news, October 2nd, 2002.

OpenEJB 0.8.3 - http://openejb.sf.net/download.html

The OpenEJB team has been hard at work implementing your suggestions and improving the usability and performance of OpenEJB since our big 0.8 Final release in July. The result is something we are all very proud of and represents a real community effort. We would like very much to thank all the users for their fantastic feedback and support, most notably:... read more

Posted by David Blevins 2002-10-02

OpenEJB 0.8 Final Released!

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OpenEJB -- EJB Container System and EJB Server

Release news, July 27, 2002.

OpenEJB 0.8 final http://openejb.sf.net/
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OpenEJB is an open source, modular, configurable, and extendable EJB Container System and EJB Server.

An EJB Container System:
OpenEJB is a pre-built, self-contained, portable EJB container system and that can be plugged into any server environment including application servers, CORBA ORBs, Web servers, databases, etc. For example, OpenEJB is used in Apple computer's WebObjects.... read more

Posted by David Blevins 2002-07-28

OpenEJB 0.8 Beta 2 Released!

OpenEJB is a pre-built, self-contained, portable EJB container system that can be plugged into any server environment including application servers, CORBA ORBs, Web servers, databases, etc. For example, OpenEJB is used in Apple computer's WebObjects.

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OpenEJB -- EJB Container System and EJB Server

Release news, May 23, 2002.

OpenEJB 0.8beta2 http://openejb.sf.net/
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Posted by David Blevins 2002-05-24

Apple's WebObjects 5.1 Released

WebObjects (WO) 5.1 features a rapid application development
environment; object-relational mapping for automated persistence; a
template engine for the clean generation of HTML, XML, and SMIL,
model- and rule-driven application generation; and a stand-alone
Pure Java application server. It supports OpenEJB (EJB 1.1), Tyrex
(JTA/JTS), and OpenORB (RMI-IIOP).

Check out OpenEJB's new home at SourceForge!
http://sourceforge.net/projects/openejb/

Posted by David Blevins 2002-01-18