These Release Notes provide the latest information about Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 SDK and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 Web Profile SDK. The following topics are discussed:
The following distributions are available and include the components listed:
New in Java EE 8 SDK:
GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0
This JIRA link provides a list of bugs fixed in since the GlassFish 5.0 (Java EE 8 ) release: GlassFish 5.0 bugs fixed JIRA
GlassFish Server Open Source Edition provides a server for the development and deployment of Java EE applications and web technologies. The Java EE 8 SDK bundles include GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0 distributions. Those distributions implement Java EE 8 technologies.
Java EE 8 carries forwards the concept of profiles. A profile is a collection of Java EE technologies and APIs that address specific developer communities and application types. The following profiles are implemented through the GlassFish Server distributions:
The following resources in the Java EE 8 SDK and Java EE 8 Web Profile SDK will help you get started with Java EE 8.
/glassfish/samples/javaee8directory. See the
index.htmlfile in that location for more information about the samples.
The following resources will help you get started with GlassFish Server Open Source Edition and make the most of its capabilities.
Quick Start Guide (PDF) helps you become familiar with GlassFish Server Open Source Edition and explains how to perform basic tasks such as starting the server, accessing the Administration Console, and deploying a sample application. The guide pertains to both GlassFish Server Open Source Edition and GlassFish Server Open Source Edition Web Profile.
GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0 Release Notes (PDF) provide the latest information about GlassFish Server Open Source Edition, including what's new, known issues, and pointers to additional resources.
Product Documentation page provides links for detailed information about GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0 in PDF format.
Java EE 8 SDK Update 1 distributions require JDK 8 Update 144 or above. Generally, Oracle recommends using the latest JDK available. Please note: Java 9 is not supported at this time.
Ensure that the required JDK software is installed on your system and that the JAVA_HOME environment variable points to the JDK installation directory, not the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) software.
The minimum and recommended memory and disk space requirements are as follows:
Sample code in the Java EE Samples has been provided to assist developers in understanding Java functionality. This code has been deliberately simplified and does not take security considerations into account.
Do not use the sample code in the Java EE 8 Samples as a template for any production code.
For the complete report about this issue, see 12652086.
Consult the GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0 Release Notes (PDF) for issues related to the GlassFish Server distributions included in the Java EE 8 SDK or Java EE 8 Web Profile SDK .