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From Geir Magnusson Jr. <>
Subject Re: Universal Geronimo Service Repository
Date Sun, 16 Nov 2003 02:14:20 GMT

On Nov 15, 2003, at 6:56 PM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:

>> Why don't we put together a J2EE service repository.
>> Think Maven jar repository but for Geronimo deployment
>> units - all ready to run.
> I encourage anyone interested in this to also join the 
> mailing list.  See
>> This would allow any open source project or commercial vendor to 
>> easily
>> plugin to Geronimo in a well known, well documented and well tested
>> way.
> A major goal of Geronimo is to deliver a certified J2EE platform.  As I
> understand the TCK, we certify a total package.  Yes, someone could 
> plug-in
> another component, but in many cases, that will invalidate the 
> certification
> or require re-certfication.  I don't know of any reason why we cannot
> perform TCK certification on multiple packagings, but AFAIK it is the
> packaging that is certified.

I can't understand why an extension that's outside of the spec 
'uncertifies' it.  The implmentation will still pass all tests.


> 	--- Noel
Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)

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