Yesterday, the Wildfly team released Wildfly 8.0.0.Beta1!
The server is available at the Wildfly download page. If you want to read a detailed description of all changes, check the official release notes.
Java EE 7 APIs
This is the first Wildfly version which implements all user facing EE7 APIs. This includes updates for JPA, Batch processing, Concurrency, JCA and others.
If you want to try Java EE7 features or have already done that, make sure to use to this version.
The development team plans to reduce the number of used ports to two with 8.0.0.final. Port 8080 for the application and port 9990 for the management interface. This is done by multiplexing the different protocols over HTTP.
That goal is nearly achieved in this release. Beside the two mentioned ports, Wildfly uses the deprecated native management port 9999. This port will be removed in 8.0.0.Final release.
Management Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and Auditing
Now Wildfly supports RBAC to implement different permissions for the management interface.
The development team resolved 219 issues in this release.
Based on the Wildfly JIRA, the road map for Wildfly 8 looks like this: