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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Trifork CORBA
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2005 11:42:12 GMT
One reason is that we may need something like this for harmony...

On Oct 26, 2005, at 1:16 PM, Andy Piper wrote:

> 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.
> andy

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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