Chapter 1. About JBoss Messaging 1.4.0.

JBoss Messaging is the new enterprise messaging system from JBoss. It is a complete rewrite of JBossMQ, the legacy JBoss JMS provider.

JBoss Messaging will be the default JMS provider in later versions of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and JBoss Service Integration Platform. It will also be the default JMS provider in JBoss Application Server 5, and is the default JMS provider for JBoss ESB.

JBoss Messaging is an integral part of Red Hat's strategy for messaging.

Compared with JBossMQ, JBoss Messaging offers improved performance in both single node and clustered environments.

JBoss Messaging also features a much better modular architecture that will allow us to add more features in the future.

JBoss Messaging can be easily installed in JBoss Application Server 4.2 using a few simple steps to remove JBoss MQ and replace with JBoss Messaging.

Once JBoss Messaging becomes the default JMS provider in JBoss Application Server, there will be no need to do any manual installation.

From release 1.4.0. onwards JBoss Messaging is designed for JBoss 4.2 only and is Java 5.

The procedure of installing JBoss Messaging into JBoss Application Server is detailed in this guide.

Please send your suggestions or comments to the JBoss Messaging user forum.

Permanent Team: Tim Fox (Project Lead), Jeff Mesnil (Core Developer), Andy Taylor (Core Developer), Clebert Suconic (Core Developer)

Contributors: Ovidiu Feodorov (Project Founder), Sergey Koshcheyev, Ron Sigal, Madhu Konda, Jay Howell, Tyronne Wickramarathne, Aaron Walker, Adrian Brock, Rajdeep Dua, Tom Elrod, Alex Fu, Juha Lindfors, Alexey Loubyansky, Luc Texier, Scott Stark, Aslak Knutsen

Messaging support team: Jay Howell, David Boeren, Mike Clark, Tyronne Wickramarathne

Other thanks to: Mark Little and Pete Bennett