Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8 is new in the Solaris Express 6/04 release. This feature is included in the Solaris 10 3/05 release.
Previously, Sun Java System Application Server 7 is new in the Software Express pilot program for SPARC platforms, and in the Solaris Express 9/03 release for x86 platforms. Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8 replaces Edition 7 in the Solaris Express 6/04 release.
For Solaris 9 users, version 7 of the Application Server is new for SPARC platforms in the Solaris 9 12/02 release, and for x86 platforms in the Solaris 9 12/03 release.
Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8 is the J2EE 1.4 compatible application container from Sun Microsystems that is designed for developers and departmental deployments.
This edition provides the following features:
J2EE 1.4 compatible – Supports the latest J2EE technology standards and ensures application portability.
Integrated support for JavaServer Faces – Enables developers to use the latest presentation layer technology, JavaServerTM Faces.
Administration GUI and Log Viewer – Provides improved display and search mechanism for the Log Viewer, thus enhancing administrator productivity.
Deploytool – A GUI-based tool supplements text editors, enabling developers to assemble J2EE components and deploy J2EE applications.
Improves Developer productivity – Improvements made specifically to increase developer productivity include a reduced process count, a reduced memory footprint, an increased server startup speed, and an increased deployment speed.
For important information about this product, see the Sun Java System Application Server product information at http://www.sun.com/software/. For new feature details, refer to the Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8 Release Notes at http://docs.sun.com/.