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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Geronimo M4
Date Thu, 26 May 2005 03:39:01 GMT
Hi Philippe,

We are currently working towards an official release, so thanks for 
inquiring.  However, in the mean time, you are welcome to download the 
source and build a latest version for youself.  The source tree will 
contain the closest-to-M4 version and you should be able to get started 
using Geronimo with the latest and greatest code.  If you have problems 
building, we can help you out.

See here for instructions to get you started:


Philippe Lamote wrote:
> Hi,
> Browsing through the Geronimo Website, I came across a page "Roadmap"  
> but this was with a perspective to the past, not the future...
> So I was wondering, as M3's been ... half a year now, whether perhaps  
> M4 would come out shortly, and if so, when.
> & Whether it would be a good idea to add a future oriented roadmap in  
> the site as well. Combined with features, this would (amongst others)  
> provide developers with a means to -justified- choose & "lobby" for  
> Geronimo beforehand. (and with an idea to when to join the party)
> I understand people are lobbying to be certified and are reluctant to  
> release smth else beforehand, but for us, developers, it's equally  
> important to get our hands dirty with recent stuff, to be able to  play 
> with the goods so that, whenever it indeed becomes fully  compliant, we 
> can use it right away in mature and experienced fashion.
> Releasing an M4 asap would allow us to invest in learning curve *now*.
> This is a different matter than being fully compliant, which will  give 
> us an official means to justify the choice for G to our hierarchy.
> Remember JBoss: it was not certified for a long time but I don't  
> remember devs not using it for this reason. (& of course afterwards  it 
> was easier to justify)
> Best Regards,
> Philippe Lamote
> Belgium

Jeff Genender

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