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What's New in the June 2022 Payara Platform Release?

The June 2022 Payara Platform release is here! This is an Enterprise-only release, with Payara Platform Enterprise 5.40.0 bringing 3 bug fixes, 1 component upgrade, and 2 improvements.

 We have also made significant improvements to our product documentation on GitHub, for both Enterprise and Community, aiming to create the best developer experience possible for those using the Payara Platform! Read more below.

What's New in the May 2022 Payara Platform Release?

The May 2022 Payara Platform release is here! This is an Enterprise-only release, with 5.39.0 bringing 4 bug fixes, 2 component upgrades, and 5 improvements. 

JDK 17 is now supported in Enterprise! It has been tested in Community and can be relied on for mission-critical systems. Enterprise users also enjoy an improved Upgrade Tool, with more troubleshooting available when moving between Payara versions.

What's New in the April 2022 Payara Platform Release?

The April 2022 Payara Platform release is here! Payara Platform Community 5.2022.2 brings 13 bug fixes, 2 component upgrades, 3 improvements and 3 security fixes, whilst Payara Platform Enterprise 5.38.0 includes 2 bug fixes, 1 improvement and 4 security fixes. 

It includes the fix for "Spring4Shell", and improved support for Jakarta EE 9, as you can now run Jakarta EE 9 applications using PrimeFaces.

This release also gives Payara users the ability to use gRPC, the Google Remote Procedure Call Framework.

Please note: This is the penultimate Payara 5 Community release. Payara 6 Community will soon take its place, to be used with Jakarta EE 10. If you want to keep using earlier Java EE/Jakarta EE versions - we encourage you to move to Payara 5 Enterprise.

What's New in the February 2022 Payara Platform Release?

The February 2022 Payara Platform release is here!  Payara Platform Community 5.2022.1 includes 3 improvements and 10 bug fixes. Payara Platform Enterprise 5.36 brings 3 improvements and 4 bug fixes. 

We also released a second alpha version of Payara 6, with the headline news being that it now includes support for MicroProfile 5.0!

Read more below to learn about the highlights.

What's New in the December 2021 Payara Platform Release?

The December 2021 Payara Platform release is here!  Payara Platform Enterprise 5.34.0 includes 7 improvements, 1 security fix, 8 bug fixes, and 1 component upgrade. The Payara Platform Community 5.2021.10 release offers 6 improvements, 1 security fix, 7 bug fixes, and 2 component upgrades. 

You can download Payara Platform Community 5.2021.10 here and request Payara Platform Enterprise 5.34.0 here. 

Read more below to learn more about the highlights of this release.

JDK17 Support in Payara Community

JDK 17 is the latest Long Term Supported (LTS) version of the Java platform, released in September 2021. LTS versions will have regular releases for the coming years and you don't need to switch to a newer version after 6 months as you do with those 'interim' JDK versions.

The features in an LTS version are kept stable so it is ideal for running  your enterprise applications. Once you switch to an LTS, you can safely update to any minor release to accommodate for security issues and bug fixes of the JDK platform, but without needing to perform a migration.

With the release of the November 2021 version of the Payara Platform Community Edition, Payara Server, Payara Micro, and the Web Profile run on JDK 17 platform.

Running Payara Server as a Service - Added Support for systemD on Linux

Before your application can respond to any request from the user, Payara Server needs to be started as a process on a machine. The Payara Server Domain instance or a Payara instance can be started using the Asadmin CLI tool.

But in many cases when you run Payara Server on an on-premise machine or in a virtual machine, you want to start the Payara process automatically when the machine is booted. You can do this by defining Payara as a Service on the machine.