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From "walid joseph Gedeon" <wged...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Off-the-shelf Standalone App Framework?
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2007 15:38:34 GMT
Hello John,
  Thanks for your answer.
How do you shutdown the app? do you ctrl-c (or kill)? or do you use an
excalibur specific "shutdown" mechanism (through an admin console)?

On 4/2/07, John Collins <jcollins@cs.umn.edu> wrote:
> walid joseph Gedeon wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >    I'm new to excalibur and co. and am still reading through the
> > available documentation. However, having read through the main pages,
> > I still have not found what I'm looking for... maybe someone on this
> > list can point me in the right direction?
> >
> >    I'm looking for a relatively lightweight java application
> > framework that supports COP, IoC, but also can run as a standalone
> > application (i.e. with bootstrapping, start/stop scripts etc)
> >
> >    The part that is so far missing is the bootstrapping mechanism.
> > Before I head out and write my own, I wanted to make sure I haven't
> > skipped over some existing thing...
> >
> > Excalibur? Phoenix? Merlin? Keel? Metro? Spring? so many products that
> > seem to want to do the same thing... almost.
> We use Excalibur for the MinneTAC trading agent (see tac.cs.umn.edu).
> I've attached the "container" module that starts everything up, and you
> can of course download the source and see how the configuration files
> work. Our experience is that once you have figured out the container and
> how to write config files, Excalibur stays nicely in the background and
> Just Works. We are very pleased with it.
> Cheers
> John Collins
> University of Minnesota

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