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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Trifork CORBA
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2005 21:02:27 GMT
Kresten Krab Thorup wrote, On 10/26/2005 7:51 AM:

> As Alan suggests, I think we should try to find the people that are  
> interested in participating in this project, and start working on  
> some adding stuff to the Wiki in relations to this.   I think we need  
> to find a smaller forum where we can discuss the architecture of the  
> ORB itself.  How do you normally launch new development efforts?

As others have mentioned, discussions should take place here.

> One discussion which would be worthy here on the general dev list is  
> how the ORB will be used.  In the Trifork server we do all RMI via  
> IIOP using CORBA, and all local RMI invocations go via the CORBA  
> implementation.  We do clustering, transactions and security via the  
> CORBA implementation, and so this puts another pressure on the  
> quality of the ORB.  CORBA/IIOP, as backwards and complicated as it  
> may seem, still has many nice properties that facilitate low resource  
> consumption and good stability for networked applications.
> If, in Geronimo, the ORB is "just" there to satisfy interoperability  
> needs, and not something that is crucial to the successful deployment  
> of Geronimo servers and used as the backbone of the EJB container for  
> instance; then this effort needs to be prioritized for such needs.   
> That means, for instance, that performance is not a critical issue  
> for the ORB.  And we can definitively simplify many things if CORBA  
> performance is deemed non-important.

I would like to have a full blown CORBA server for Geronimo.  How it 
would interact in terms of using it exclusively for EJB would be tough 
to say since I do not have the code in front of me.


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