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WildFly 12 Final is now available!

WildFly 12 Final is now available for download!

EE8 Capabilities & New Release Model

This is our first release following our new quarterly delivery model. As part of this plan, we are delivering EE8 functionality in fully completed incremental chunks, as opposed to waiting for everything to finish in a big bang reelase. WildFly 12 makes significant progress on this front, adding support for the majority of the new standards:

Name From Version From JSR To Version To JSR

Java Servlet

3.1

JSR-340

4.0

JSR-369

Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java

1.2

JSR-346

2.0

JSR-365

Bean Validation

1.1

JSR-349

2.0

JSR-380

JavaServer Faces

2.2

JSR-344

2.3

JSR-372

JavaMail

1.5

JSR-919

1.6

JSR-919

Java API for RESTFul Web Services

2.0

JSR-339

2.1

JSR-370

Java API for JSON Processing

1.0

JSR-353

1.1

JSR-374

Java API for JSON Binding

-

-

1.0

JSR-367

Common Annotations for the Java Platform

1.2

JSR-250

1.3

JSR-250

By default WildFly 12 launches in EE7 mode. In order to use these new capabilities you have to enable EE8 preview mode. This can be accomplished by passing the ee8.preview.mode property during startup:

./standalone.sh -Dee8.preview.mode=true

Alternatively, this can be achieved by launching the server using the new standalone-ee8.xml configuration, which simply includes the property in the config.

./standalone.sh -c standalone-ee8.xml

The CLI can also be used to modify the existing configuration to add this property. For example:

embed-server --admin-only=true
/system-property=ee8.preview.mode:add(value=true)
stop-embedded-server

Other Notable Items

  • WildFly 12 includes a new thread pooling strategy that reduces the number of threads active at any given time, which helps conserve system resources.

  • MicroProfile REST Client 1.0 is now supported

  • Java 9 compatibilty has been improved

  • CLI scripts can now take advantage of loops with variables

  • WildFly Documentation is now in asciidoc, and part of the source tree

Jira Release Notes

The full list of issues resolved is available here.

Jason Greene

I am currently the lead of the WildFly application server project. I am also a member of the JCP, and represent Red Hat on the Java EE specification. During my tenure at JBoss, I have worked in many areas including the application server, clustering, web services, AOP, and security. My interests include concurrency, distributed computing, hardware and programming language design.

Location:  Madison, WI

Occupation:  Chief Architect, JBoss EAP

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