2015-12-16

JBoss Fuse 6.2.1 Released - How to quickly try it

JBoss Fuse 6.2.1 was recently released which is a much hardened release of the summary 6.2.0 release. The Fuse team has spent a lot of time to QA and harden the bits, as we all know OSGi is tricky, and the runtime provisioning of Karaf containers either manually managed or managed with fabric8 v1.

When 6.2.0 was released I wrote a blog post with some easy steps how to try this release. I did this because I do not agree with the getting started guide at the JBoss Fuse website. IMHO those steps are too complicated, lead you in wrong directions, and let you spend your first experience with JBoss Fuse, to download and install an Eclipse Editor, which sadly is a myriad of confusing steps to install, and worst of all it alters your local maven settings. I have cried wolf about this many times within the company but to no avail. Likewise in the bottom of the getting started guide, the table with reference to more material refers to a mix of old examples, none working examples, and videos that are outdated. Instead you should look at the examples that are actually shipped which is in the quoickstarts directory of the installation.

As I am not primary working on JBoss Fuse anymore, its much less I can do, and surely as a developer when it comes to presenting the product on the Red Hat websites. So why I am doing this - I am tired of the history repeating itself, and that a product I have been passionated and worked hard on, first as part of the FuseSource company and for 3 years within Red Hat. 

So lets repeat the history. If you want to try JBoss Fuse 6.2.1 then I suggest you follow the steps I blogged about last time. They are the same, what is changed is the version number from 6.2.0 to 6.2.1, and the build number is 621084.

The link to the 6.2.1 download which you can also find on the JBoss Fuse website, which is that green button.


3 comments:

Jaen Swart said...

Couldn't agree more, but thanks for sharing

Mati said...

Does it make sense to invest time in Fuse 6.x anymore?

Jboss Fuse 6.2.1 is no more open source (you may download only for development purposes, for production you need RedHat subscription), fabric v2 is a successor of fabric v1.

Does it make sense to go to the plain Karaf based environment if app is still on some old Fuse ESB?

Jshankar C said...

Hi Claus Ibsen,

Why didn't JBoss fuse team did not release docker Image?
Is there any specific reason behind it?
What is the best way to build and deploy camel bundle in the Docker container which can easily scaled up and down using Kubernetes at the same time leveraging all features of karaf commands to manage routes and contexts.
Please help me!

Thanks and regards,
Jayashankar
JBoss Fuse ESB Developer