[unclug] [Fwd: Red Hat Application Server *Beta 1* Availability Announcement]
David B. Rankin
david.rankin at unc.edu
Tue Dec 16 15:21:00 EST 2003
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Subject: Red Hat Application Server *Beta 1* Availability Announcement
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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
- 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:
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
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.
Installable binary ISO images for use with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 (RHEL3-RHAPS-beta1-*.iso), are available for each
Binary and source RPM packages are available at:
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:
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
Help on installing packages using Red Hat Network is available at:
Help on using the up2date tool is available at:
General help on using Red Hat Network is available at:
To ensure accurate tracking and follow-up, all bugs should be reported
using Bugzilla at:
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
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 at redhat.com
in the subject line. You can leave the body empty. Or see:
Thanks for your interest in testing Red Hat Application Server v1.0
The Red Hat Application Server Team
David B. Rankin, CCNA, MCSE, CNE
Associate Director of Distributed Computing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Administrative Information Services
440 W. Franklin Street CB 1150
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1150
Office Phone = 919.962.2435
FAX Phone = 919.962.0900
Internet Mail Address = david.rankin at unc.edu
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