Given the modular approach taken in GlassFish v3 (170+ OSGi bundles in v3 Preview) and the IPS/pkg(5) tooling provided, I created a first screencast showing the following :
• install the IPS toolkit image (download), a 5MB bootstrap
• define the repository to get to the GlassFish v3 bits (pkg.glassfish.org/v3/dev/ in this case)
• install the minimum set of packages required to create and start a domain (using the
pkg command-line and the graphical
The full-size (and offline) video is available here (15MB, video/x-m4v).
Further screencasts will show how one can add selected features (containers) to deploy specific applications.
Of course you don’t have to be fiddling around with the various GlassFish v3 packages and could also be downloading one of two GlassFish v3 Preview distributions: web profile and full Java EE 6. Even then you’ll only pay for what you use.