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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: J2EE reference implementation
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2003 07:42:37 GMT
On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 02:54:57AM -0400, Henri Yandell wrote:
> 
> With Tomcat being the RI for the Java 'web' specs, it seems natural that
> people will be wondering whether Geronimo:
> 
> a) Is the J2EE RI.

Not unless Sun says so, which is (obviously) out of our hands :-)

> b) Wants to be the J2EE RI.

That's a good question for this community, along with the ramifications of
what that might entail.

>...
> Equally, the answer to b) does affect how a lot of the design questions
> are discussed. Will Geronimo seek to toe the J2EE line utterly, or look to
> add extra features that are not banned by the spec, but a little odd.

There has been various mutterings about different packaging/distribution
setups. You could have a "toe-the-line" J2EE distribution. Throw in some
more components and a bit different default config and now you have a
"beyond-the-spec" J2EE distro. In particular, the former might be the thing
which gets certified as compliant, while the latter is just another heavy
duty app server.

>...

All that said, the real answer is that Sun has quite a bit more internal
discussion to go before being able to answer (a).

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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