What’s New with Version 6.2.1 of Fuse Service Works

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Product merge

With the release of version 6.2.1, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works and Red Hat JBoss Fuse are now merged into a single product, with the merged product now called Red Hat JBoss Fuse. The combined product gives you a choice between two container technologies: a J2EE container (Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform); and an OSGi container (Apache Karaf). The technology stack on each container has been harmonised, so that the features and components are nearly identical on both containers. In particular, SwitchYard is now available on both container types and an integration package (which facilitates integration with Red Hat business automation products) is available for both containers.

The new JBoss Fuse product is packaged in a more modular way than before. Instead of a single monolithic installer, you can choose the packages you want to install and customize the technology stack to suit your needs. This modular approach also makes it more feasible for Red Hat to upgrade individual packages between major releases, ensuring that you receive timely feature updates.

New features

For existing JBoss Fuse Service Works subscribers, the following new features in JBoss Fuse 6.2.1 are likely to be of interest:

  • SwitchYard - now available in the Apache Karaf container, as well as on JBoss EAP.
  • Wildfly Camel - deploying Camel components has never been easier on JBoss EAP. Wildfly Camel provides an easier and more flexible approach to deploying Camel components into the JBoss EAP container.

Package re-organization

In version 6.2.1, the packaging of Fuse Service Works has been extensively rationalized and re-organized. For details of the packages available for downloading and installing, see the following guides:

What happened to these components?

  • Design Time Governance (DTGov) - is no longer included with Fuse in version 6.2.1 and is deprecated. No further development will be done on this component and users are discouraged from using it.
  • Offline Maven repository for FSW - separate offline Maven repositories are provided for Runtime Governance and S-RAMP.
  • FSW source code package - source code packages are provided for Runtime Governance and S-RAMP.
  • FSW UI Installer Tool - is not available in version 6.2.1. But additional scripts are provided to initialize the database for the RTGov, S-RAMP, and BPEL components.
  • FSW Quickstarts - are bundled with the fuse-eap-installer-6.2.1.redhat-<buildversion> package, so they no longer need to be provided in a separate download package. Quickstarts for Runtime Governance and S-RAMP are included in their respective packages.