My colleague Joseph Marques has written a summary article about the contents and scope of this release:
As you already know RHQ is also the upstream for JBoss ON 2, so you can expect more in the following days (especially as the availability of JBoss ON 2.1 has been announced for this month already).
Joseph lists major improvements in his article, one being support for Java 6. So this actually means that you can now run a fully open source Java Management and Monitoring system:
- Open source operating system like Fedora Linux
- Open source java as in OpenJDK / IcedTea
- Open source database Postgres (version 8.2.4+)
And of course you can get support for this whole stack from your preferred Open Source company: Red Hat !