Chapter 1. About JBoss EAP Continuous Delivery 18
The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform continuous delivery (JBoss EAP CD) release 18 is a Technology Preview release available in the cloud only. This JBoss EAP CD release introduces a new delivery stream of JBoss EAP, which provides incremental updates and new capabilities on a regular schedule for Red Hat OpenShift Online and the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
The purpose of this new delivery model is to quickly introduce new features ahead of the traditional JBoss EAP GA release. The JBoss EAP CD releases are only available in the OpenShift image format and can be accessed from the Red Hat Container Catalog.
Traditional JBoss EAP GA releases, the next being JBoss EAP 7.3, will be based on an aggregate of JBoss EAP CD releases and will continue to be available through the normal distribution methods.
This continuous delivery release for JBoss EAP is provided as Technology Preview only. Technology Preview features are not supported with Red Hat production service level agreements (SLAs), might not be functionally complete, and Red Hat does not recommend to use them for production. These features provide early access to upcoming product features, enabling customers to test functionality and provide feedback during the development process.
See Technology Preview Features Support Scope on the Red Hat Customer Portal for information about the support scope for Technology Preview features.
1.1. Differences Between JBoss EAP and JBoss EAP Continuous Delivery
There are notable differences between the JBoss EAP product and the continuous delivery release for JBoss EAP.
For descriptions of differences and details about feature support in the continuous delivery release for JBoss EAP, see the comparison table in Getting Started with JBoss EAP for OpenShift Container Platform or Getting Started with JBoss EAP for OpenShift Online.