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Release Notes -- Apache Geronimo -- Version 2.1.3

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System Requirements
You need a platform that supports the Sun JDK 5.0+ (J2SE 1.5.0+) or greater.

Most testing has been done on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Geronimo 2.1 Enhancements

Custom server assemblies
- Lightweight server assemblies may be created that contain only the functional 
  components required by your application(s).

Flexible admin console
- The admin console is now component-based to mirror the server capabilities. 
  This allows the admin console to provide flexible administrative capabilities 
  that will mirrors the capabilities of a custom server assembly.

- GShell is a command-line processing environment that can be used for the execution
  of Geronimo commands. GShell is an extensible environment and includes support
  for editing, command history, and tab completion. 

Clustering Support
- WADI can now be used to support clustering of web applications for Geronimo configurations 
  which use the Tomcat Web Container (WADI support for Jetty was in previous releases). 
- Applications can be deployed to administratively-defined groups of Geronimo servers

Monitoring Console Plugin
- The monitoring console plugin provides monitoring support in the Geronimo admin console. 
  The monitoring console can gather statistics and performance data from multiple Geronimo 
  servers and graphically display this data to users.

Plan Creator
- Plan Creator is a new portlet added to admin console to simplify the creation of Geronimo 
  specific deployment plans. Given a web application archive (war), Plan Creator walks the user 
  through a sequence of steps and generates geronimo-web.xml automatically.

Geronimo 2.1.3 Issues Resolved

** Bug
    * [GERONIMO-4292] - Monitoring console is pulling in DWR 2.0.1
    * [GERONIMO-4291] - Unable to deploy tomcat app with WADI Cluster
    * [GERONIMO-4285] - The simple mode of server command general option --syserr and --secure is same
    * [GERONIMO-4277] - Upgrade to Genesis-1.3.1
    * [GERONIMO-4276] - openejb-jar-2.2.xsd missing from the schema subdirectory
    * [GERONIMO-4275] - PCEnhancer java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
    * [GERONIMO-4273] - add postgresql-8.2 to the auto driver download list
    * [GERONIMO-4266] - Upgrade to DWR 2.0.5 for XSS security fix
    * [GERONIMO-4262] - Include patched build of AMQ 4.1.2 to resolve AMQ-1272 security exposure
    * [GERONIMO-4253] - Server logging similar exceptions for AxisFaults and for unexpected errors
    * [GERONIMO-4245] - Upgrade to Tomcat 6.0.18 to pickup security fixes
    * [GERONIMO-4231] - Build exception: no \!/ in spec
    * [GERONIMO-4227] - Incorrect message is show even if the deployment failed in the web console
    * [GERONIMO-4224] - Outofmemory exception throwed by WebAccessLogViewer if the access log file size is too large, such as more than 200M
    * [GERONIMO-4218] - NullPointerException in ConnectorModuleBuilder
    * [GERONIMO-3793] - "Not Known To This Context" JAXBException when attempting to return complex data type from a @WebMethod
    * [GERONIMO-3469] | From console: database pool doesn't work well if the name contains a / like jdbc/EmployeeDataSource |

** Improvement
    * [GERONIMO-4288] | Upgrade to OpenJPA 1.0.3
    * [GERONIMO-4272] | Upgrade to geronimo-javamail_1.4_mail-1.6
    * [GERONIMO-4271] | Allow plugins with dependencies on older geronimo 2.1.* components to install on Geronimo 2.1.3
    * [GERONIMO-4235] | JNDI search should be case-insensitive by default
    * [GERONIMO-4228] | install plugin from deploy tool doesn't honor load="false"

    * [GERONIMO-4181] | Upgrade derby to
    * [GERONIMO-3759] | Geronimo Tomcat Clustering - No GBeans for adding Static Members

** New Feature

Certification Status
Apache Geronimo v2.1.3 has passed 100% of SUN's Java Enterprise Edition 5.0 
Certification Test Suite. See "Distributions" for further details.

Apache Geronimo v2.1.3 is available in five distributions so you can pick the 
one that best fits your environment.

The available distributions are as follows:

Certified distributions:
- Apache Geronimo with Tomcat web container, AXIS2 for Web Services and OpenJPA
  for persistence.
- Apache Geronimo with Jetty web container, CXF for Web Services and OpenJPA 
  for persistence.

Non-Certified distributions:
- Little-G with Tomcat web container, minimal configuration.
- Little-G with Jetty web container, minimal configuration.
- Geronimo framework, stripped down Geronimo pluggable framework.

Note: Non-Certified distributions do not contain a complete JavaEE5 stack and so 
cannot be certified.  Certified distributions can be reconfigured by the user 
(such as Tomcat web container with CXF for Web Services). 

Supported features
All programming elements of the Java EE 5.0 Specification are available.  

Known Issues and Limitations
** Bug
GERONIMO-4287 	geronimo.out and geronimo.log stop logging with application specific loggin is enabled and the app is undeployed
GERONIMO-4286 	Can't configure log4j using log4jResource in ApplicationLog4jConfigurationGBean
GERONIMO-4276 	openejb-jar-2.2.xsd missing from the schema subdirectory of the main Geronimo installation directory
GERONIMO-4257 	Problem with processing and delivery jms messages
GERONIMO-4251 	Class-Path entry in WAR manifest didn't work if entry is a directory
GERONIMO-4250 	Wrong path to access JAR files in EAR from WAR modules with getResourceAsStream
GERONIMO-4247 	Maven Plugin Documentation Shows Outdated Configuration
GERONIMO-4237 	Elements <jndi-name>, <jndi-local-name> and <jndi> ignored in openejb-jar.xml
GERONIMO-4232 	JMSException: Failed to build body from bytes
GERONIMO-4229 	clarify use of GERONIMO_HOME vs. GERONIMO_BASE in shell scripts
GERONIMO-4226 	GShell can not be started in a server assembly which only includes geronimo-boilerplate plugin
GERONIMO-4223 	NPE when accessing Installed application EAR or Installed web application portlet
GERONIMO-4222 	Database pool unusable after database unavailable for awhile
GERONIMO-4219 	Edited GBean properties not reflected on restart
GERONIMO-4217 	Check for all data primitive types when shortcutting to the primordial classloader
GERONIMO-4210 	EJB Injection in JSF Managed Bean
GERONIMO-4184 	In-doubt transaction Id's could be reused during server startup
GERONIMO-4178 	Misleading errors during deployment when missing entries in openejb-jar.xml
GERONIMO-4165 	The deploy command in a assembled server fail to start
GERONIMO-4155 	Can use a run-as role without defining it
GERONIMO-4153 	Messages are not being redelivered correctly
GERONIMO-4141 	The war exported as a geronimo plugin in admin console cannot be installed with install-plugin command of deploy.bat|.sh
GERONIMO-4124 	Tomcat jacc usage is messed up
GERONIMO-4097 	unable to download extensible administration console using Little G
GERONIMO-4093 	gsh scripts are not using setjavaenv or optional setenv script
GERONIMO-4081 	Accessibility issue: Webking scan errors against "Check Web Accessibility(Section 508)" rules
GERONIMO-4080 	Accessibility issue: No input error messages are shown in some forms if anything is unexpected
GERONIMO-4078 	Database Pools page: JNDI name formatting inconsistent
GERONIMO-4076 	Console runs in unhandled exception when user starts module with unresolved dependencies
GERONIMO-4032 	Accessibility issue: descriptions should be shown explicitly for automatic change
GERONIMO-4030 	Accessibility issue: The tree and tabbed content in Debug views is not keyboard navigatable
GERONIMO-4028 	Accessibility issue: no label elements and title attributes defined in all of forms in admin console
GERONIMO-4026 	Accessibility issue: no fieldset and legend elements for groups of radio and checkbox button
GERONIMO-4025 	Accessibility issues: No caption tag or summary property, no column and row scope property for data tables in admin console
GERONIMO-4011 	Need new release of JLine to fix GShell problems on Windows
GERONIMO-4000 	Cannot start magicGball sample's client application thru gshell command
GERONIMO-3998 	@WebFault
GERONIMO-3997 	NPE in console
GERONIMO-3989 	gshell - infinite loop
GERONIMO-3957 	Updating svn:ignore lists
GERONIMO-3949 	Problem creating a DB2 datasource
GERONIMO-3946 	WARN [JettyModuleBuilder] Web application . does not contain a WEB-INF/geronimo-web.xml deployment plan
GERONIMO-3942 	IllegalStateException warning message for Jetty plugin installer
GERONIMO-3938 	Geronimo must add Java2 security to run with security manager
GERONIMO-3934 	geronimo/start-server --timeout option does not work as expected
GERONIMO-3907 	Persistence Exception is not visible/lost for client.
GERONIMO-3892 	Persistence.CreateEntityManagerFactory leads to an JNDI Exception in EJB Container
GERONIMO-3878 	Unable to deploy Postgres Datasource from console dialog "Database Pools" because of missing jar files in jar selection listbox.
GERONIMO-3875 	Enabling authentication for Derby renders DB Viewer portlet unusable for all db's except SystemDatabase
GERONIMO-3874 	Deployment of Spring SpringContextResourceAdapter fails
GERONIMO-3863 	Default TomcatWebConnector maxPostSize setting cannot handle DayTrader application
GERONIMO-3851 	Plan Creator cannot recognize classes inside compressed JARs of WEB-INF/lib
GERONIMO-3844 	Errors on shutdown from admin console (Jetty only) - java.lang.InterruptedException
GERONIMO-3838 	memory (probably related to sessions) leak
GERONIMO-3832 	Timers created using the Timer Services are not dropeed when the associated ejb module is stopped or undeployed.
GERONIMO-3815 	ContextManager.getCurrentContext() throws NullPointerException
GERONIMO-3768 	deployment failure is not logged in either geronimo.log or deployer.log
GERONIMO-3762 	Web Applications displayed during server startup include "system" console plugins
GERONIMO-3685 	Monitoring Console should display TimeStatistics and BoundedRangeStatistics correctly
GERONIMO-3664 	JNDIView Portlet should list ResourceAdaptors and its JCAManagedConnectionFactories for RAR Modules
GERONIMO-3602 	SEI specified in webservices.xml does not overwrite annotation
GERONIMO-3581 	Default security relam name in ContextManager
GERONIMO-3483 	Redeploy should start any dependent configurations it stops.
GERONIMO-3466 	car-maven-plugin can not generate server plugin which includes EJB
GERONIMO-3442 	Tomcat exception reports reference non-existent log files
GERONIMO-3419 	Console displays wrong database pool type when derby embed local is used.
GERONIMO-3392 	CA Helper App - Unable to find HTTPS Connector configured for ClientAuth
GERONIMO-3233 	Local EJB references cannot be resolved when <inverse-classloading> is set in web application
GERONIMO-2622 	Implement PolicyContextHandlerSOAPMessage
GERONIMO-2340 	Network Listener state not persisted across server startups
GERONIMO-2246 	Why resource-env-ref:admin-object-module?

** Improvement
GERONIMO-4282 	Enhance deploy/assemble gshell command usability
GERONIMO-4280 	EARConfigBuilder should show names of zip files not found
GERONIMO-4265 	Enhance Custom server assembly portlet usability
GERONIMO-4238 	JMX over SSL improvements
GERONIMO-4230 	When installing a plugin that is already existed, we still give people confusing missingDependency message
GERONIMO-4225 	Allow Run SQL portlet run sql against any configured data source
GERONIMO-4221 	car file for daytrader module is not generated correctly via c-m-p
GERONIMO-4170 	Upgrade Selenium version for Firefox 3
GERONIMO-4023 	Provide Column Names in the Database Table View of the Admin Console
GERONIMO-3969 	maven2 module goals should use standard server definitions.
GERONIMO-3958 	No web-app element when geronimo-web.xml contains other root element
GERONIMO-3948 	Allow multiple containers to be created for different types of ejbs
GERONIMO-3940 	A easy way to create a new server instance via command/gsh/console
GERONIMO-3929 	Load server implementation classes and it's libraries using a private classloader
GERONIMO-3925 	Monitoring agent should use JAXB to do XML manipulation
GERONIMO-3915 	Upgrade Monitoring and Debugview plugins to use Dojo instead of Dojolegacy
GERONIMO-3905 	Geronimo Database pool wizard
GERONIMO-3870 	Expose JSR77 stats in OpenEJB
GERONIMO-3849 	When display-name in web.xml contains the dot the remaining part's printed out in geronimo.log
GERONIMO-3774 	monitoring agent should separate any constant assignment inside one class
GERONIMO-3770 	Error reporting of undeclared data-sources from persistence.xml with the file path and such
GERONIMO-3682 	The Monitoring Console should keep information about Stats available from a managed object
GERONIMO-3681 	The Monitoring Console should allow the type of graph to be chosen
GERONIMO-3680 	The Monitoring agent should optimize DB activity
GERONIMO-3661 	Optimize GShell libs for G server assemblies
GERONIMO-3530 	provide activemq destination and connector stats
GERONIMO-3448 	New threads launched from an EJB do not run as the same Subject as the launching thread
GERONIMO-3402 	Remove depricated DeployUtils with FileUtils
GERONIMO-3399 	Need JSR88 DConfigBeans for GerSecurityType
GERONIMO-3389 	console: java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError is thrown when create a Tomcat APR HTTP Connector

** New Feature
GERONIMO-4279 	Pull in TranQL SQLServer 2000 and 2005 XA connector
GERONIMO-4140 	Update quartz plugin to geronimo 2.1+
GERONIMO-4089 	Investigate building and running Geronimo on JSE 6
GERONIMO-3662 	Provide JCA Resource statistics
GERONIMO-3619 	Allow context-param's to be overridden in geronimo-web.xml
GERONIMO-3572 	Disable access log by default and provide an easy way for the user to enable/disable logging at will.
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