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Hawtio 1.3.0 Released and a Bit News About the 1st Fabric8 Community Release

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Hawtio 1.3.0 Released and a Bit News About the 1st Fabric8 Community Release

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So today on april 1st we released hawtio 1.3.0. Well we are likely not making the same headlines as others news would do on this aprils fool day. But nevertheless it yet another sign of a great community and project where we release often.

It sure also helps that the release procedure is streamlined and much easier than some of the other projects we work on from time to time.

This release hasn't so many new features as the previous 1.2.3 release. But we upgraded to latest jolokia as well fixed a number of bugs, and prepared hawtio to support the upcoming fabric8 community release. You can find the changes for hawtio in the changelog page.

So we are working on making the codebase for fabric8 ready for the 1st community release. There is still some ongoing refactoring of naming such as fusesource -> fabric8 etc, to ensure the entire codebase is not using a company name or company brand - it is 100% an open source and free community project, using the ASL 2.0 license and source code hosted at github.

In the mean time we are also hacking on some great new stuff making into this 1st community release. For example the fabric will be poly container, meaning that support for Apache Tomcat, and JBoss WildFly is in the works, and other containers to follow.

James Strachan is currently hacking on the Tomcat, and he got the first piece working today, as he mentioned on the public fabric8 chat room today

[18:17:12] <+jstrachan> yay, got the hawtio console up in tomcat and the containers view shows a container (but it thinks its still updating ;)
Surely we are going to blog with more details about fabric8 when the 1st community release is around the corner. We likely will do a number of beta releases before the GA.

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