We’re really doing it! 😀 As of Friday 26 June…

…WebSphere Liberty will be Java EE 7 full platform certified.

On that day, you’ll be able to download the V8.5.5.6 release and start using all the Java EE 7 full platform technologies in Liberty.

Liberty and Java EE 7 full platform

If you’ve been following our Liberty Beta releases, you’ll have seen these technologies appearing as we developed them, most recently in the June Beta. Thanks to your feedback and encouragement, we were even able to GA release some of the features we completed early.

V8.5.5.6 completes the set, including such things as CDI 1.2, JSP 2.3, JavaMail, remote EJBs, JSF 2.2, and WebSphere Developer Tools support in Eclipse. It also contains a bunch of fixes.

Liberty in production

This release keeps the small-scale free deployment option. You can also use any production licences for WebSphere Application Server V8.5 with this release of Liberty (existing capability restrictions apply; Liberty Core licence does not gain Java EE 7 full platform entitlement).

As with all our fix pack releases, the capabilities in V8.5.5.6 are fully supported by IBM under our paid support agreements.

If you’re a developer and you have a problem or some feedback, post a question on StackOverflow.

12 comments on"Java EE 7 full platform support in WebSphere Liberty: Coming 26 June"

  1. Edwin Fernandez December 22, 2015

    When will EE7 (or at least JSF 2.2) come to 8.5.x?

    • Edwin Fernandez January 04, 2016

      My previous question was a bit generic, my question is, when will EE7 or at least JSF2.2 come to WAS 8.5.x.x for the full profile? We dont use liberty profiles at this moment.

      • Hi Edwin,

        There’s no date announced. The WAS v9 beta contains some Java EE 7 capabilities already. There’s a blog post about running the JSF 2.2 open source Java EE 7 samples on WAS v9 beta so that might be of interest to you. If you do try the beta and have any feedback, please feel free to share it on our Answers site: https://developer.ibm.com/wasdev/answers

        Thanks

  2. Is this updated to support JEE 7 in full profile too ?

    • No – only WAS Liberty is getting Java EE 7 full platform capabilities in 8.5.5.6. Our statement of intent to deliver Java EE 7 full platform capabilities to WAS Classic (aka full profile) remains the same in that we have stated our intent to do so.

  3. Is it safe to assume, that full profile 8.5.5.6 will also support Java EE 7 features?

    • No – only WAS Liberty is getting Java EE 7 full platform capabilities in 8.5.5.6. Our statement of intent to deliver Java EE 7 full platform capabilities to WAS Classic (aka full profile) remains the same in that we have stated our intent to do so.

  4. Great work!!
    Thank you!

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  7. Awesome news, congrats to all team!

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