Here’s the latest WAS Liberty beta and WebSphere Developer Tools (WDT).

Thanks to your support for our beta programme, we were able to release WAS Liberty with Java EE 7 Full Platform support on 25th June 2015!

Look out for more betas over the coming months.

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What’s in the WAS Liberty beta for August 2015?

  • APIs to create SPNEGO token You can call one API instead of several JGSS APIs to create the SPNEGO token to send it to down stream servers for SPNEGO authentication.
  • RTCWeb Gateway feature renamed The feature webrtcgw-1.0 in the July Beta, has been renamed in the August Beta to rtcommGateway-1.0.
  • InstallUtility --from option This new --from options enables you to specify a single directory repository to install assets from. It’s more convenient than doing the configuration on the repositories.properties file. It’s especially handy if you’ve just downloaded the wlp-featureRepo-<version>.zip from IBM Fix Central to be used as your local repository setup.
  • InstallUtility viewSettings command The viewSettings command now displays the validation results on the repositories.properties file. Previously, any errors found on the repositories.properties file were stored in the log and it wasn’t easy to pinpoint those errors in a long log.
    The new implementation shows the comprehensive validation results on the installUtility viewSettings output. You can easily see the number of errors
    found on the properties file, the line number of the error found, and the cause of the error, which makes it quicker and easier to diagnose
    properties file errors.
  • Support for JAX-WS Web services in OSGi applications in WDT You can use WDT to generate JAX-WS Web services and clients into OSGi bundles/applications and deploy and test them on Liberty. This feature is intended for Eclipse Mars-based WDT installations:

    Aug2015beta-webservice
  • Servers and Runtime Explorer view The Servers and Runtime Explorer view now has a new menu option, Open Log Files. Viewing log files for Liberty servers is now easier because you can open the Message Log file and Trace file within the Eclipse workbench using the default editor. You can view log files for local as well as remote servers with this option:

    Aug2015beta-openlogfiles
  • Install from a local liberty repository Offline installation of Liberty Repository addons is now possible from the Eclipse tools. Addons can be downloaded from the Liberty Repository using InstallUtility or from IBM Fix Central and copied to your local machine. Create a new local repository in the Eclipse tools pointing it to the directory containing the downloads and install at will:

    Aug2015beta-localrepo

What’s already in there?

In July 2015, we released support for SAML 2.0 and WebRTC Gateway.

Go take a look at the previous beta announcements for a full list of stuff added since the V8.5.5.6 release in June 2015:

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