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From Jeff Genender <jgenen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Does there need to be a default web container?
Date Fri, 09 Dec 2005 00:49:59 GMT


Joe Bohn wrote:

> I agree with Aaron with regard to usability.   Users don't want to have 
> to make any decisions on the first install (especially when they first 
> pick it up for evaluation).  My mom doesn't install anything on her 
> computer unless she can click, click, click and get it working.  I know 
> our users are more sophisticated than her  ... but we want to make it as 
> easy as possibly to get something working quickly.  We want to make this 
> easy enough for my mom to install (even though she never will).  :-)

So you think your average Geronimo user will have no idea what a web 
container is?


> 
> Joe
> 
> 
>> On 12/8/05, John Sisson <jrsisson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> +1 - I don't think we should make the decision for the user.
>>>
>>> It would be even better if the installer in a "Choose Your Web
>>> Container" page, provided a URL or link to a page on the Wiki that
>>> provided information that would help them make an informed decision.
>>>
>>> See related ideas in http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-1314
>>>
>>> John
>>>
>>> Jeff Genender wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> This is obviously a hot topic and I hope that as a Geronimo PMC and
>>>> user community we are not forced to have to show preference of one
>>>> over the other.  There is obviously some personal preferences on both
>>>> sides and we are a great open source project because we do not have to
>>>> get behind one *or* the other.  We can get behind them both.
>>>>
>>>> May I ask why the installer/wizard cannot have a page called "Choose
>>>> Your Web Container" and have an option for Jetty and Tomcat, but
>>>> neither selected?  Does there need to be a default?  Can we just let
>>>> the end user choose?
>>>>
>>>> IMHO, I don't think we should provide a preference for one over the
>>>> other.  I really like both.  I think we should give the user the
>>>> choice without hinting a preference.
>>>>
>>>> Thoughts and comments?
>>>>
>>>> Jeff
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
> 

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