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From Andy Piper <>
Subject Re: Trifork CORBA
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2005 17:16:10 GMT
At 04:26 PM 10/26/2005, Rick McGuire wrote:
>The most critical need right now is to have a replacement to the Sun 
>ORB that would allow portability to other JVM impelementations.  The 
>lack of a full-function compliant ORB is the main factor locking 
>Geronimo in to the Sun 1.4.2 JVM.
>I think the general view of the CORBA support is that of a 
>"necessary evil".  It is required for J2EE certifcation, but is not 
>generally seen as critical to most Geronimo deployments.  My 
>personal view of the priorities is "get it working, get it 
>portable".  Issues such as additional uses or higher peformance are 
>things to consider after the primary requirements are fullfilled.

Can I ask why portability is critical? Most VM's (with one notable 
exception) use the Sun ORB so depending on it doesn't seem such a big 
deal to me, especially if its a necessary evil. I agree support for 
J2SE 5.0 is essential, but its pretty easy to write code that 
supports both 1.4 and 5.0 ORBs.


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