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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Geronimo architecture issue
Date Mon, 25 Apr 2005 18:54:29 GMT
Hi Alonso,

Geronimo is very pluggable with many different services.  One of it 
paradigms is to allow you to make the container as heavy or light as you 
wish by removing the GBean component.

You may add in components (that we do not include) by writing a GBean 
wrapper for it.


A. Alonso Dominguez wrote:
> Hi to all!
> I'm working in the implementation of a multi-layer project. My
> intention is writting some distributed web applications in the top of
> a Excalibur (Avalon) framework. The intended audience of my project
> should be enterprises with different kind of needs and even home
> users.
> For doing this I thinked about a pluggable platform that offers
> different kind of services, the user (system admin) decides what
> services must be up in the system. This can be done with a Loom
> (Phoenix) micro-kernel and several *.sar files that implement each
> service - examples of services are a Jetty, James, EJB. The reason for
> this is that home users don't need to give an email service (such
> James, for example) but enterprise users does. If people install in
> their system services that they don't need, the platform will be too
> heavy and inefficient, that's why I would like to use an abstract
> pluggable platform.
> I realized that most of the services of my platform are being
> developed by the Geronimo team, but my intention is not to write a
> J2EE certified container and I don't want to lose time reinventing the
> wheel so my questions are:
> - Will Geronimo do that for me? Is Geronimo a pluggable platform?
> - Shall I develop my own platform with that features or can I begin
> from another project already planned?
> Regards,
> Alonso

Jeff Genender

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