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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Trifork CORBA
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 21:18:04 GMT
I want to extend an invitation out to all the OpenORB developers who 
might be interested in helping out.  Lots of great work out here!


Dain Sundstrom wrote, On 10/25/2005 8:19 AM:

> For those of you that missed it Kresten wrote in the JIRA entry:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> As has been discussed previously, Trifork wants to donate a CORBA  
> implementation. This message is to get things really started in  
> context of Geronimo. Along with this message is a tar ball of the  
> initial contribution, and I want to take this opportunity to describe  
> what we are donating and how we would like to do this.
> To set things straight, will not be donating a full CORBA  
> implementation up front. What we are proposing is to donate the  
> resources (read: developers) that it takes to do a full CORBA  
> implementation in context of Apache Geronimo. Our concern with  
> donating the full code is that we want to ensure that this is built  
> as a community effort, so when we're done we are not the "single  
> point of failure" for this to succeed as we go forward. We would like  
> to avoid being the only ones to know the code, so that the CORBA  
> implementation that comes out of this is something that can have a  
> life without us pushing it forward. This is really the principal  
> value that we see in contributing to this project. We want to have a  
> free and independent CORBA implementation too, but we would like to  
> avoid being stuck on it as we go forward.
> Having said all that, we do have a CORBA implementation; and in our  
> effort to bring this forward we will definitively use bits, pieces or  
> even large chunks of this to make the Apache Geronimo CORBA  
> implementation be complete and successful.
> We know that there is eagerness in the Geronimo community to get  
> things started in building a CORBA solution, and so hopefully this  
> first contribution will be accepted as a starting point from which we  
> will build a world-class CORBA system.
> What is in this package is the foundation of a new I/O subsystem that  
> I have previously talked about, and some of the code to hook that up  
> with the client-side of the CORBA stack. As such, thins chunk of code  
> is not in even self-contained nor complete. It's just the state of  
> the code in our lab right now, and we want to move this into Geronimo  
> space before we get too far along.
> The mile stones that I imagine moving forward from here would be  
> something like this:
> 1. Client-side stream-based invocation.
> 2. Value semantics (object serialization)
> 3. Server-side stream-based invocation handling, including POA  
> implementation.
> 4. Dynamic stubs.
> 5. Local invocations.
> There are a ton of sub-projects that I would love to see someone  
> starting on; some of which already have place holders or stubs in the  
> code that is part of the tar ball attached to this.
> On Oct 25, 2005, at 7:40 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> Kresten,
>> Can you take the main comment of the JIRA and post here on the  
>> list?  Having a threaded discussion in JIRA is awful.
>> Welcome, thanks for the contribution, and I look forward for more  
>> discussion here.
>> geir
>> On Oct 25, 2005, at 10:29 AM, Kresten Krab Thorup (JIRA) wrote:
>>> Use Trifork CORBA (freeorb
>>> --------------------------
>>>          Key: GERONIMO-1111
>>>          URL:
>>>      Project: Geronimo
>>>         Type: New Feature
>>>   Components: CORBA
>>>     Versions: 1.1
>>>     Reporter: Kresten Krab Thorup
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>> Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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