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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [RT] On building on stone
Date Thu, 25 Mar 2004 15:16:05 GMT
Thor Heinrichs-Wolpert wrote:

> Sounds good ... as you may remember when you started to talk about 
> Blocks in Ghent we started talking about JMX then as well.  It may not 
> have everything you want or need, but it does have some good points and 
> a basic lifecycle.  I believe that MX4J (http://mx4j.sourceforge.net/) 
> is released under an Apache license and is also being used in Geronimo. 
>  I think it would be worth examining it as a piece of the Core needed 
> for blocks.
> 
> I can say that in a previous commercial endeavour I used JMX as the core 
> to manage all of the component loading, monitoring and distribution.
> 
> I'm willing to pitch in here ... and after March 29th able to as well.

Thor,

there is a great deal of value in having a JMX wrapper around our 
blocks, but just to let JMX do what JMX is supposed to: remote 
management and configuration.

At the same time, I think JXM is not capable of doing what we need for 
cocoon blocks, so it cannot be used as the core and, even more 
important, it's not something we control.

The important thing is both stability of our foundations and the ability 
to evolve them (without passing thru a massive world-impacting political 
JSR).

-- 
Stefano.


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