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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Does there need to be a default web container?
Date Fri, 09 Dec 2005 20:35:19 GMT

Thanks for taking care of the wiki entries.  It looks great.


Greg Wilkins wrote:
> Guys,
> I've updated the FAQ with an entry that I think helps explain the
> duality.
> Jeff (and others) can you check that this is a fair description.
> I've also started work on the general jetty in geronimo documentation
> to get it up to the standard that Jeff has for tomcat.
> Jeff Genender wrote:
>> There is no doubt that someone's feelings are going to get hurt, 
>> whether it's Greg's or mine, as we both stepped up and delivered our 
>> products and got them certified.  But at the end of the day...what 
>> counts is we offer both and that is most important.
> +1.
> So long as all our efforts are acknowledge and no disrespect is shown, we
> should be able to do this without hurt feelings.   Healthy competition
> between the containers will only improve them both and so long as
> we don't involve our users in container-wars then it should be good
> for all.
>> I may choose to disagree at the level of activity of Tomcat vs Jetty 
>> in Geronimo over the last year, and could very well be proven wrong by 
>> empirical evidence...but yes my nose has been knee deep in Tomcat, so 
>> its likely my views may be jaded.
> It is true that we have been moderately quiet on Geronimo lists themselves,
> but we have been working on Jetty 6, which has largely been motivated by
> creating a container that is even more suited to being embedded in Geronimo
> with improved support of G- threadpools, interceptors etc.
> cheers

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