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WildFly 13 "Baker’s Dozen" is released!

WildFly 13 Final is now available for download!

EE8 Capabilities & New Release Model

This is our second release following our new quarterly delivery model. A central theme of this plan, is to deliver EE8 functionality in fully completed incremental chunks, as opposed to waiting for everything to finish in a big bang relase. WildFly 13 largely accomplishes this goal, by achieving EE8 feature completeness. WildFly 14 will focus on achieving formal certification, and converting over to a sole EE8 execution model. Since Java EE8 is fully backwards compatible, EE7 deployments will still function ast they do today.

An overview of all changes for the EE8 execution mode are as follows:

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

Java EE Security

-

-

1.0

JSR-375

Java Persistence

2.1

JSR-338

2.2

JSR-338

By default WildFly 13 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 13 is now internally built using project Galleon, a new provisioning model for WildFly we plan to roll out in coming releases

  • Java 10 compatibilty has been improved

  • A major upgrade to the WildFly administration console (HAL version 3)

  • Infinispan has been updated to 9.2

  • Hibernate ORM has been updated to 5.3 when running in EE8 mode

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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