Apache Geronimo Board Report

The Apache Geronimo Project has been mostly focusing on achieving Java EE 5 functionality for its 2.0 release. We have been refining our release procedures and as a result have been fairly consistent at releasing monthly Milestones to make our work in progress available to users.

Version 1.2 is nearing its readiness to release but has been delayed due to external dependencies that have not been fulfilled.

Collaboration with several other projects in Apache is going on which includes Axis 2, OpenJPA, OpenEJB, CXF and Yoko.


  • Geronimo
    2.0-M2 and 2.0-M3 were released in January and February respectively.
    Continuing the "Drive to 5" and hope to have a developer release by May.
  • Geronimo Javamail
    New release of the javamail jars were released. The new versions are geronimo-javamail_1.3.1_mail-1.1, geronimo-javamail_1.3.1_provider-1.1, and geronimo-javamail_1.3.1_spec-1.3.




Migrated the authoring of the website to Confluence. GMOxSITE space can be updated by Geronimo committers only and uses autoexport plugin to create the HTML version that is served from minotaur.
Some content on the website such as plugin repo lists, schemas, images are still maintained via the original svn repo.

JUGs and Conferences

  • Apache Geronimo v2 - a Java EE 5 application server by Jacek Laskowski at Studencki Festiwal Informatyczny (SFI) - Krakow, Poland March 8-10, 2007
  • More, faster, easier with Java EE 5 and Apache Geronimo v2 by Jacek Laskowski at Software Development GigaCon 2007 - Warszawa, Poland, March 22-23, 2007

Policy Changes

  • TCK Access
    The PMC approved a policy allowing read access to our TCK framework for any Apache committer that has signed the NDA for access to the Sun TCK. There is a 72-hour waiting period for non-Geronimo committers so the PMC membership can comment. Non-committers are granted read-only access (and can earn karma) while Geronimo committers are granted Read / Write access.


  • DayTrader
    Currently working on development to provide an EJB 3.0 version of this benchmark
  • DevTools
  • XBean


New Committers:

  • Jarek Gawor
  • Rakesh Midha
  • Donald Woods

PMC Additions:

  • Prasad Kashyap
  • Dain Sundstrom
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