The following features will be deprecated in a future release:
Solaris SVR4 and Linux RPM package-based distributions of the Message Queue software
With the release of the new multi-platform installer based on the pkq(5), or IPS, system in version 4.4 Update 1, distributions of Message Queue as Solaris SVR4 packages and as Linux RPM packages are being deprecated.
Message-based monitoring makes use of the broker's configurable Metrics Message Producer to write metrics data into JMS messages, which are then sent to metrics topic destinations, depending on the type of metrics information contained in the messages. This metrics information can then be accessed by writing a client application that subscribes to the appropriate metrics topic destination, consumes its messages, and processes the data as desired.
The message-based monitoring feature has been supplanted by the JMX Administration API that was introduced in MQ 4.0 (see Support for JMX Administration API). The JMX API is more comprehensive (it includes more metrics data than is written to topic destinations) and is based on the JMX industry standard.
There is no compelling reason to use message-based monitoring now that Message Queue supports the JMX API. Information about message-based monitoring will remain in the Message Queue documentation until the feature is formally deprecated.
The text mode of the Message Queue installer (installer -t) will be eliminated on all operating system platforms. In text mode, plain text is displayed in your terminal window to simulate the appearance of the graphical user interface (GUI) mode. The GUI mode and silent mode will continue to be supported.
Windows 2000 and Red Hat Linux 3 will no longer be supported in future releases.
JMSRA Resource Adapter
Message Queue's resource adapter, imqjmsra.rar, usually referred to as JMSRA, will be replaced in a future release of Message Queue by a new resource adapter. JMSRA is used to integrate Message Queue with GlassFish Server.
The new resource adapter, which will combine the existing features of JMSRA with the features of other Oracle JMS resource adapters, will provide specialized support for Message Queue, as well as other providers, in a Java EE application server environment. As such, it will be used to integrate Message Queue into GlassFish Server and Oracle Java CAPS Suite.