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CARGO 1.0.4 released!

Hello, CARGO enthusiasts!

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of CARGO 1.0.4. This new version comes with 26 bug fixes, improvements and bug fixes, here is a short summary of the most interesting ones:

  • The Apache Geronimo container is back again! Both versions 1.x (these are more than 4 years old, now!) and 2.x are supported, please see the documentation pages on http://cargo.codehaus.org/Geronimo+1.x and http://cargo.codehaus.org/Geronimo+2.x (I'll not list the JIRA tickets here, we have many of them!)
  • Added support for the OSGi Bundle deployable type (CARGO-850 and some others). Currently, only the OW2 JOnAS 5.x container can handle bundles, hopefully that list should expand with the new versions of GlassFish and Geronimo.
  • Made the new JBoss deployers, introduced in CARGO 1.0.3, work with big (tens of megabytes) files (CARGO-859); which actually is the filesize of real-life applications
  • Various documentation updates (Documentation for pingTimeout, JBoss naming ports, missing property names, etc.)
  • Made the FILE deployable actually support all types of files
  • ... and more!

We have also finely tuned our release process, and CARGO 1.0.4 is the first CARGO version ever that has been tagged, staged, checked for quality and voted for during 72 hours before being released. Bravo, team! (smile)

CARGO users that prefer the Java API and/or the ANT tasks can download this new version via http://cargo.codehaus.org/Downloads

Those who use the Maven2 plugin simply have to change their plugin version in their POMs -the artifacts are already on the Maven2 central repository.

Also, I will be sending nice e-mails on various application servers' mailing lists in order to introduce them CARGO. The current version can be seen on the "let's make some noise" page and all comments, corrections and ideas are most welcome.

Enjoy this new release!

Hello CARGO enthusiasts,

6 weeks after CARGO 1.0.2, CARGO 1.0.3 has been released. That new version comes with 28 bug fixes and various improvements, in particular attention has been paid to remote containers:

  • In the "CARGO samples", which run many tests on various containers and therefore guarantee a certain level of quality, we have re-enabled the testing of all Remote containers (CARGO-818).
  • For a long (looooong) time, the CARGO JBoss remote deployer could not actually deploy to remote servers: it was expecting the file to deploy to be accessible by the JBoss server (which is possible using technologies like NFS, but that's not natural is it?). With CARGO 1.0.3, the JBoss remote deployer can upload and deploy your applications remotely on your JBoss server (versions 4.0.x, 4.2.x, 5.0.x, 5.1.x and 6.0.x). Read more here: http://cargo.codehaus.org/JBoss+Remote+Deployer, issue link here: CARGO-416
  • On Jetty, the deployer helper application's path has been set to /cargo-jetty-deployer (it used to be the WAR's name, which contains version number and other non-determinictic data) (CARGO-820).
  • On JOnAS, remote authentication issues have been corrected (CARGO-836) and the CARGO JOnAS deployer now supports the "development" mode (available since JOnAS 5) (CARGO-838).
  • The Tomcat 7 remote deployer has been fixed (CARGO-817).

Moreover, CARGO 1.0.3 fixes other issues and adds interesting functionalities, of which:

  • The Maven2 plugin now has a "skip" element for skipping CARGO (CARGO-481). That property can also be passed via a system environment variable.
  • Fixed the MANIFEST of the WAR generated by CARGO uberwar (CARGO-727).
  • Stopping the container does not longer corrupt the output file (CARGO-520).

Finally, we have also started a big move under the hood: move to Nexus (see the subtasks of CARGO-810 for details). The CARGO project does no longer use the "old-style" CARGO Maven2 repository, but rather uses Nexus.

  • CARGO now uses the new Codehaus artifact release process and infrastructure
  • CARGO artifacts are now signed (with GPG keys) in addition to the pre-existing MD5 and SHA1 checksums.
  • In the future, this will give the opportunity to better manage our releases; taking advantage of the staging features of Nexus.

Enjoy this new release!

CARGO 1.0.2 released!

Hello CARGO enthusiasts

Since the release of CARGO 1.0.1 about a month ago, very important bugs have been fixed:

  • The CARGO Maven2 was unusable for configurations with datasource configurations. We've also updated the Java API and ANT tasks' documentation accordingly.
  • The CARGO ANT tasks required the CARGO uberjar to be in the ANT's $ANT_HOME/lib directory -which is not the way it was documented.

We have also made major improvements:

  • To avoid these two major bugs from showing up again, we have started adding samples for the ANT tasks and Maven2 plugin; exactly the way all containers are tested using the Java API.
  • All plugin dependencies now have their version numbers fixed. This enhances reproducibility and guarantees that CARGO can be built and will work, the exact same way, even years later.
  • The Maven2 plugin now has a help goal.
  • Tomcat 7.x has been added to the supported containers list, only weeks after its official release (smile)
  • The Jetty 7.x remote deployer has been fixed.

This new version, CARGO 1.0.2, is now available for use.

Users of the Java API and ANT tasks can download this new version from the http://cargo.codehaus.org/Downloads page.

Those who prefer Maven2 only need to update their version number. In the case the new version is not on the Maven central yet, please also add the http://repository.codehaus.org/ repository is in your Maven2 repositories list.

Everyone enjoy this new version

Hello, CARGO enthusiasts;

A few days after the CARGO 1.0.1 release, two important bugs have been submitted to us in the CARGO Maven2 plugin (and only in the Maven2 plugin, the rest is not affected):

  • CARGO-776 makes the CARGO Maven2 plugin unable to take into account datasource configurations.
  • CARGO-777 makes the CARGO Maven2 plugin unusable in some cases using the mvn cargo:* goals.

These two nasty bugs have been corrected, and the CARGO Maven2 plugin version 1.0.1-sr-1 (1.0.1 Service Release 1) released. If you're experiencing difficulties with the CARGO Maven2 plugin, please upgrade to that version.

Sorry for the inconvenience... :s

Enjoy !

CARGO 1.0.1 is now available !

1 year and 3 months after CARGO 1.0, the CARGO team is proud to announce the immediate availability of CARGO 1.0.1.

This new version fixed 36 bugs, takes into account 13 improvements and 7 new features.

New containers

CARGO 1.0.1 supports new containers:

  • Glassfish 3.x
  • JBoss 5.1 and 6.0 milestones
  • Jetty 7.x from eclipse.org

Also, support of existing containers has been improved. For example:

  • JBoss 5 is now stable
  • All JBoss versions support the username and password arguments
  • JOnAS 5 supports the modern JOnAS 5.1 releases
  • Memory-related arguments are now taken into account for all containers
  • The "username" attribute bug on modern Tomcat versions has been fixed
  • ...

New features

Apart from new containers, CARGO 1.0.1 has two main new features:

  • ANT tasks can now also be used for configuring a container (without start)
  • CARGO can now start and stop remote containers via ssh. Note that we did not completely finish that feature yet, try at your own risk (smile)

Improvements

On the improvements side, we have:

  • All container implementations now rely on the discovery mechanisms, instead of having manual entries in the CARGO core
  • The samples and Maven plugin now just use the uberjar. This ensures that the uberjar is complete.
  • When running the samples, they now all use random ports.
  • When running cargo:start and then cargo:stop, CARGO doesn't display logs twice anymore.
  • ...

You can get the full release notes via http://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10730&version=15230

To download CARGO, please visit http://cargo.codehaus.org/Downloads

Finally, Maven users actually don't care about downloading CARGO; Maven can do everything by itself:

Enjoy !

Cargo 1.0 Released!

Cargo 1.0 Released!

The Cargo community is pleased to announce the release of Cargo 1.0!

Homepage: http://cargo.codehaus.org/
Download: http://cargo.codehaus.org/Downloads

This is a major release of Cargo, including the following major improvements:

New Features

  • Multiple DataSource and Resource support via Maven/Ant/Java properties (CARGO-608)
    • Including support for Tomcat, WebLogic, OC4J, Resin
  • Transactional DataSource configuration support (CARGO-644)
    • Including support for WebLogic and OC4J
  • JBoss Clustering Support for Deploying to farm directory (CARGO-535)
  • Support for Servlet 2.4 web.xml files (CARGO-534)
  • Add configuration option to allow JVM to be specified (CARGO-480)

New Containers

  • Tomcat 6.x (CARGO-563)
  • Jetty 6.x (CARGO-32)
  • JBoss 4.2x (CARGO-562)
  • WebLogic 8.1-10.3x (CARGO-636)
  • JOnAs 4-5.x (CARGO-94)

Experimental Containers

  • JRun 4.x
  • JBoss 5.x
  • Jetty 7.x

There were of course many other improvements and bug fixes. Have a look at our Jira for more information.

Enjoy Cargo 1.0!

-Adrian Cole

Cargo 1.0 Release Soon

We will release Cargo 1.0 within the next two weeks!

This is a major release of Cargo, including the following major improvements:

New Features

  • Multiple DataSource and Resource support via Maven/Ant/Java properties (CARGO-608)
  • Transactional DataSource configuration support (CARGO-644)
  • JBoss Clustering Support for Deploying to farm directory (CARGO-535)
  • Support for Servlet 2.4 web.xml files (CARGO-534)
  • Add configuration option to allow JVM to be specified (CARGO-480)

New Containers

  • Tomcat 6.x (CARGO-563)
  • Jetty 6.x (CARGO-32)
  • JBoss 4.2x (CARGO-562)
  • WebLogic 8.1-10.3x (CARGO-636)
  • JOnAs 4-5.x (CARGO-94)

Experimental Containers

  • JRun 4.x
  • JBoss 5.x
  • Jetty 7.x

There were of course many other improvements and bug fixes. Have a look at our Jira for more information.

Stay Tuned!

Cargo 0.9 was released in March of 2007.

The Cargo team is pleased to release the Cargo Maven2 plugin v0.2. Get it at http://cargo.codehaus.org/Downloads.

Full release notes on: http://cargo.codehaus.org/Release+notes+for+Maven2+plugin+0.2

Thanks
-The Cargo team

Cargo 0.8 released

The Cargo team is pleased to release Cargo 0.8. Get it at http://cargo.codehaus.org/Downloads.

  • Added support for Jetty 5.x and 6.x
  • Added Geronimo support
  • Added JMX hot deployer for JBoss 4.x
  • Firmed up the Cargo APIs and several usability improvements
  • Added notion of Embedded containers

Full release notes on: http://cargo.codehaus.org/Release+notes+for+Cargo+0.8

Thanks
-The Cargo team

The Cargo team is happy to announce the first release of the Maven2 plugin for Cargo (version 0.1).

Major features:

  • Allows to start/stop all containers supported by Cargo (Resin, Tomcat, Orion, WebLogic, JBoss, Jetty, etc).
  • Allows to perform local and remote deploys to containers
  • Automatic deployment of generated artifact for J2EE projects (war, ear, ejb)
  • Support for Cargo's generation of configurations and for user-provided custom configurations.

Useful links:

Thanks
The Cargo team

Cargo 0.7 released

The Cargo team is pleased to release Cargo 0.7. Get it at http://cargo.codehaus.org/Downloads.

  • Major refactoring to support Remote containers (i.e. containers that are started somewhere and with which we don't interact through the file system).
  • Added JBoss 3.x and 4.x support.
  • Added new Deployable type: EJB. Note that this new deployable is supported only by the JBoss container.
  • Added a Tomcat Existing Configuration implementation.
  • Added a Tomcat Local Deployer and a Tomcat Remote Deployer which uses the Tomcat Manager app for deployment.
  • Added a WebLogic Existing Configuration implementation.

Full release notes on http://cargo.codehaus.org/Release+notes+for+Cargo+0.7

Please note that version 0.7 has broken lots of the older APIs. This was mainly due to the refactoring caused by the addition of Remote container support. Cargo 0.7 is one of the last 0.X version before the 1.0 release and we took the opportunity to fix the API now rather than to go through a lengthy and difficult deprecation strategy (which we'll use once 1.0 is out). We apologize to all our early users for this. This is probably the last time such a major change happens before the 1.0 release.

If you have any question feel free to ask us on the Cargo list or on irc (irc.codehaus.org, channel: #cargo).

Thanks
-The Cargo team

The Cargo project has been busy recruiting committers. We've added 6 committers in the past 7 months:

  • 10/03/05: Hendrik Schreiber
  • 08/07/05: Milos Kleint
  • 31/08/05: I Nyoman Winardi
  • 02/09/05: Lev Olkhovich
  • 25/09/05: Mark Hobson
  • 07/10/05: Magnus Grimsell

Make sure you check the credits page that lists all the committers (and the area they've worked on) and our contributors.

Thanks everyone to help shape up Cargo. Lots of good things are coming!

Cargo 0.6 released
Cargo 0.5 released

Release 0.5 is now available on http://cargo.codehaus.org. Downloads and detailed release notes are available on http://cargo.codehaus.org/Downloads.