In April 2013 the JBoss Application Server rename to
was announced at Devoxx. Since then the WildFly team
made a couple of Alpha releases. They all start with version
highlight the fact that WildFly is the successor of JBoss AS.
Immediately after the first release of WildFly I’ve started to think about getting it into Fedora.
A few days ago I finished upgrading all required components and finally
Alpha3 version of WildFly. It’s already available in Rawhide and in
As you can imagine the name change triggered some changes to the Fedora
jboss-as package. The most visible one is the package rename. In Fedora 20+
jboss-as package is replaced with
wildfly. Other than dependencies
upgrade and some scripts name changes nothing was dramatically changed - you
can still expect thing to work as you’re used to.
If you hit any issues - please let me know!
Of course WildFly is a brand new application server with some new great features like Java EE 7 support, so do not forget to test your new apps on it!
Today I submitted a new update for Fedora
Alpha4 version. It fixes also a few bugs reported to me
(thanks!). I personally feel that this update is pretty stable. Give it a shot
and don’t forget to bump the karma!
The plan is simple - package the most recent version of WildFly and make it
available in the shortest period of time after the upstream release. With the
Fedora 20 Final release approaching (planned
2013.11.19) - I’m going to
make everything possible to package
8.0.0.Final before so Fedora 20 can ship
stable version of WildFly since the beginning. This will be a very tough task
since the release dates are very close to each
If not - the
8.0.0.Final will be a 0-day update.