The second bug fixing release of the JBoss Application Server v4.2 series is available for download. Before rushing to sourceforge, please take a look at the detailed release notes.
Except for the bug fixes, minor feature additions and backwards compatible component updates, one of the biggest changes with this release is the upgrade of the JBoss Web Services component targeting a considerably improved support of JAX-WS. Some minor compatibility issues are documented in the release notes.
There are also many JBoss EJB3 bug fixes that are tracked in their own project. The associated JIRA release notes can be found here. Some important fixes were driven in particular by the JBoss Seam project.
The component dependencies of AS 4.2.2.GA are well aligned with JBoss Messaging 1.4.0.GA, in case you want to use that as the JMS provider, but you have to download it seperately. A JEMS installer release that bundles AS 4.2.2.GA and the latest JBoss Messaging and JBoss Portal versions will be released within the next couple of weeks.
Updated community documents for AS 4.2.x are also on the way. If you want to help with the reviewing effort, please follow up on the jboss-development mailing list.
I would like to thank everyone that made this release possible. Your input about the new release is, as always, very much welcome in the JBoss Forums.
Now, onwards to JBoss 5!
AS Project Lead