Liberty buildpack v3.0 with the latest version of WebSphere Liberty is now deployed in Bluemix. It will be part of next week’s WebSphere Application Server V9 release and is now deployed in Bluemix. This makes the Liberty v9 runtime available in Bluemix first and a week ahead of the official release date!
Today, we have released a new version of the Liberty buildpack. The v2.1 buildpack provides a couple of important performance improvements. More...
Liberty for Java buildpack v2 is now deployed as a default buildpack in Bluemix! The new buildpack uses IBM JRE 8 and enables Java EE 7 Web Profile features for WAR and EAR applications. That makes it easier for Bluemix applications to take advantage of the Java EE 7 functionality provided by WebSphere Liberty.
As previously announced, we will be making two major changes to the Liberty for Java buildpack in Bluemix. Specifically, the default Liberty features for WAR and EAR applications will change from Java EE 6 Web Profile features to Java EE 7 Web Profile features and the default Java version will change from 7 to 8. Some applications might be adversely impacted by these changes. However, there are steps you can take to ensure your application will not be affected by these changes.
Throughout the year, almost with each buildpack release, we have updated the Liberty runtime to make available or preview the latest Java EE 7 Liberty features. With the Liberty Java EE 7 support, two major changes will be made to the Liberty buildpack that will be available soon—some applications might be adversely impacted by these changes due to the update of the specification levels, their underlying implementations and/or Java version.
Since the last blog post on the Liberty buildpack update in March, we have released three additional buildpack updates. Here is a summary of the key new features and improvements made since the March update. More...
Since the beginning of the year, we have updated the Liberty buildpack a number of times. With each release of the buildpack we introduce new features, improve existing features or provide important fixes. The key changes we have made since the start of the year are JRebel integration, updated Liberty profile, security fixes, and SSL support for the SQL Database Service.
We are regularly updating the Node.js and Liberty buildpacks to bring you the latest fixes and enhancements to the Bluemix runtimes and to improve integration with Bluemix services. The updated Node.js SDK comes with a fix for an issue with the embedded qs module that resulted in a denial-of-service. It also contains an updated version of the npm module and other improvements in the http and url modules. The Liberty buildpack includes a new data collector, updated versions of the management and auto-scaling agents , and an updated version of Liberty profile and Java MongoDB driver.