Sep 14 2011


A new EasyBeans version is out and is available in the Downloads section.

Download the Milestone 6 Now !

EasyBeans can be embedded in JOnAS, Apache Tomcat application server, Jetty application server and is also provided as OSGi Bundles.
It is working with Hibernate, OpenJPA and TopLink Essentials JPA persistence providers.

Here are the guides:
- Getting started with JOnAS 4.x (tested with 4.7.7 and 4.8.5)
- Getting started with Tomcat 5.5.x and 6.0.x (tested with 5.5.23 and 6.0.13)
- Getting started with Jetty 6.1.x (tested with 6.1.3)
- Getting started with the EasyBeans OSGi bundles

EasyBeans is also working in standalone mode.

The documentation is available in the EasyBeans wiki. (HTML or PDF)

New features

The M6 release is now supporting EAR deployment (and undeployment) in JOnAS, Tomcat and Jetty.
For JOnAS, if the EAR contains EJB 2.1 components, they will be deployed in the EJB 2.1 container. The War files of the EAR will be deployed in Tomcat or Jetty web container.
An ear example is provided in this version.

Another step is the support of the timer service which is based on the Quartz component.
A timer example is provided.

OpenJPA is supported as persistence provider. A 0.9.8 (nightly snapshot) version of OpenJPA is required due to some problems when using exploded directories with an older version.


The folder ejb3s/ has been renamed into easybeans-deploy. This is mainly due to the support of the EAR deployment as this folder is now containing both EJB Jars and EAR files.
The ejb3s/ folder is now deprecated and will be removed in future versions.


Don't miss the quick demo in the Demos section. All is done within eclipse and it shows how EasyBeans can be easy to develop EJB.
Mailing list
Stay tuned on EasyBeans with the easybeans-announce at objectweb dot org mailing list : http://www.objectweb.org/wws/subrequest/easybeans-announce


This version embeds the last Hibernate EntityManager version (3.2.2GA). Tests have also been done with Oracle Toplink Essentials (v2build41) as persistence provider (The persistence.xml file should use in this case the oracle.toplink.essentials.PersistenceProvider value for the element.)

Apache OpenJPA 0.9.8 (nightly snapshot) has also been tested.