JBoss AS vs WildFly 8



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WildFly is the new name of JBoss AS so that the company JBoss and the application server JBoss cannot induce confusion anymore.

Think of WildFly 8 as JBoss AS 8, just with a different name.

JBoss 7 is an implementation of JavaEE 6. WildFly 8 is an implementation of JavaEE 7.

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Can anyone please give me the main difference between JBoss AS 7 and WildFly 8?

I'm going to start a very important project and I have to choose between JBoss AS 7 and WildFly 8 (for this project I'm going to use GWT, JPA/Hibernate and jBPM 6).




What Is The Wildfly Equivalent Of JBoss EAP 6.4

The closest version you will find is JBoss AS 7.1.1. This is very similar to EAP 6.4 but not exact. EAP 6.4 exact match would be closer to AS 7.5 but a binary for that has never been released. (You can build it yourself from source)

I would try 7.1.1 and see if it works. Moving to Wildfly 8 is a bigger change and I wouldn't expect it to work out of the box unless the vendor supports WF/EAP 7.

I also noticed that JBoss AS 7.2.0 is in maven central but not released on their web page. You might want to try this out and see if it works.

The Maven Cargo plugin gives a good description of the versions - although as mentioned above, not all binaries are available to download.

JBoss EAP version 6.1 = the build from JBoss AS version 7.2 released in May 2013
JBoss EAP version 6.2 = the build from JBoss AS version 7.3 released in October 2013
JBoss EAP version 6.3 = the build from JBoss AS version 7.4 released in June 2014
JBoss EAP version 6.4 = the build from JBoss AS version 7.5 released in October 2015



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