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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: Release Information for BOF at JavaOne
Date Fri, 19 May 2006 02:42:38 GMT
I know that this is probably too late for the BOF ... but the size of 
little-G is more like 20MB at the moment.   I doubt it will get much 
smaller in time for G1.1


Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> All,
> My regrets for not being able to attend the Geronimo BOF at JavaOne.  
> I've asked Jeff Genender to talk about the upcoming 1.1 release as well 
> as some 1.2 items based on notes I've seen on the list.  Please take a 
> look at these items and send additional comments to Jeff.
> Here ya go Jeff....
> Our target is to complete bug fixes and some other performance and 
> functional testing early this week.  My personal target is May 26th but 
> it may be May 31st :(
> We have added the following features:
> Improved module design by improving module version tolerance.  This 
> means that user plans will be less likely to be impacted by Geronimo 
> Version changes.
> Added a statement cache to improve database performance to the TranQL 
> connector package.
> Added plugin support to facilitate downloading and installation of 
> components for Geronimo. Currently some samples have been converted as 
> well as the Apache Directory component.
> Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements.
> Better SQL Generation for CMP entity beans.
> New distributions of Geronimo that we call Little-G.  Little-G is 
> approximately a 16MB download that is packaged with Tomcat or Jetty, a 
> transaction manager and some small number of components for a minimal 
> image.
> Geronimo is certified as J2EE compliant for 1.4 running on JDK 1.4.2.  
> Geronimo will run on JDK 1.5 but is not fully J2EE compliant in this 
> mode of operation as CORBA will not function correctly.
> Goals for the next release:
> * Improved instrumentation for monitoring Geronimo
> * Pluggable JAAC
> * Internal changes to enable simplified modularity of the server for 
> customized deployments.
> * Continued improvements for developing with Geronimo in Eclipse with 
> the Web Tools Project
> * Expanded Documentation covering development, deployment as well as 
> monitoring and tuning.
> * New persistence options for CMP performance.
> * An optional GUI Installer to allow for a guided installation of Geronimo.

Joe Bohn
joe.bohn at

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot 
lose."   -- Jim Elliot

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