blogs.sun.com, the website with 3325+ weblogs, 3681+ users, 70416+ posts and 66976+ comments is now running on Roller 4.0 which now requires Java 5 and is built on Struts 2 and a JPA back-end. It all happened as you would expect for any SaaS. Transparently.
Roller deployment has also gotten a lot simpler. You simply need to deploy the Roller WAR with no need to setup a JNDI data-source (no table creation either) or javamail. More here
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the BSC team for the excellent job they do every day. I’m always sad to see people leave JRoller thinking the software is the problem. For all three blogs I author, I’ve always had excellent service. Thanks!