Apache Geronimo

Apache Geronimo is the name of an open source Java EE application server. The server software is developed under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation ( ASF). Geronimo is released under the Apache license.


The aim of the project is an open source, modular implementation of the JavaEE standards and the integration into the existing open source and Java-based environment of the ASF and beyond. The server was in June 2005, the compatibility tests (TCK ) of the Java Community Process ( the third open source server for JBoss and JOnAS ).


In October 2005, IBM introduced a free version of its WebSphere Application Server based on Apache Geronimo ago under the name of Websphere Application Server Community Edition.

On 28 April 2008, version 2.1.1 was released, which was certified to the standard JavaEE 5. For full JavaEE 6 Standard ', including its Web Profile the current version 3.0 is certified.

Ingredients and components

Geronimo consists of a kernel, the micro- kernel, on the building, the architecture of the server. Along with many different components, this architecture allows, among other things, the configuration and construction of a full JavaEE stack. This helps developers with the integration of already existing and well tested and stable components in the architecture of the server.

In the Geronimo project so look for the following components Application:

A key development goal for future versions is the continuous support of "Web Services", " OSGi " and " Java EE" 6

Version History