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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Scheduler addition to Geronimo...
Date Mon, 04 Jul 2005 12:20:51 GMT

On Jul 4, 2005, at 12:51 AM, Jeremy Boynes wrote:

> Jeff Genender wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am writing an article for DevWorks on hooking in third party  
>> apps into Geronimo.
>> The article is basically about writing a GBean for Quartz.  Its  
>> written and works pretty good.
>> Then I got to thinking...why not just place the GBean/module into  
>> Geronimo, so Geronimo can have a powerful scheduler as part of its  
>> offering.  Many app servers have a minimal daemon process at best,  
>> and I thought having a full scale scheduler as part of the  
>> Geronimo offering could be a great addition and will give it an edge.
>> Quartz is developed by OpenSymphony and after reading their  
>> license, I do not see any GPL or LGPL attachments.  Does anyone  
>> know the licensing of it?
>> Anyone have objections or issues to adding it into the distibution?
> I've been thinking of this one for a while, so no, I'm happy  
> someone else picked it up.
> Apart from licensing, from a technical note I would like to see how  
> this would integrate with a central Work manager so that scheduled  
> activities could be co-ordinated with other Work.

Right, for example there's interest in doing JSR-237, the Work  
Manager API.  I've told the spec leads that we'd be interested (so  
Apache would participate in the JSR) and there has been recent work  
started here....


> --
> Jeremy

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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