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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Trifork CORBA
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:31:14 GMT
I pulled down the code an it looks like a lot of IIOP stuff is there,  
what is missing for a full ORB?  I'm not sure how I can help with  
this without the full orb code.  If we had that, I could try  
integrating it into OpenEJB, but I am completely lost.

I had this same problem with the last IIOP donation, which was also  
just IO code, and I hope to not repeat the experience.

What is your plan to get people involved?


On Oct 25, 2005, at 8:19 AM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:

> 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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