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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: Dallas JUG
Date Fri, 15 Dec 2006 21:09:58 GMT
The JUG I presented at back in October had the same performance question 
(though not the OSGI question).  They were also interested in feature 
comparisons between Geronimo and other open (and not open) servers.


Jeff Genender wrote:
> Paul,
> Great input. I just finished here at Javapolis and I will give my recap
> when I get back to the States.
> Funny you mention the questions you did...the top 2 questions I had were:
> 1) OSGI and Geronimo and it's direction.
> 2) Performance data against other app servers ;-)
> I am getting these same questions everywhere I go.  Sounds like we have
> our community serving up some requirements.
> Jeff
> Paul McMahan wrote:
>>Hey folks, here's a recap of the Dallas JUG I presented at on 12/13.
>>The meeting was hosted at Sun's offices in Dallas, TX.  IBM hooked us
>>up with pizza, t-shirts and a copy of Jeff and Bruce's excellent
>>Geronimo book.  The presentation focused on an overview and history of
>>Geronimo as an ASF project, gbeans, plugins, how to download/install
>>geronimo, how to build it using maven, using the admin console, and
>>the eclipse tooling.  They told me that Jeremy Boynes had presented to
>>them last year so I had a tough act to follow :-)
>>There were about 40 people in attendance and this was a very smart
>>crowd.  They already understood J2EE, open source, eclipse, tomcat,
>>etc. very well and easily soaked in all I had to say.  Several had
>>already used Geronimo and had good things to say about it, like "I
>>downloaded geronimo, deployed my app, and was up and running in
>>minutes. I plan to stick with it!".  There was also a good amount of
>>expertise with Spring and they were very interested in finding out
>>more about XBean.
>>There were several questions about how open source is done at Apache
>>and how it is supported by the industry.  One question I couldn't
>>answer is why doesn't WAS CE support 64-bit arch (?). They also asked
>>about Geronimo supporting OSGI and I said that's on the bubble for
>>2.0.  After the meeting I met several people who had used Geronimo,
>>were pleased with it, and wanted to find out more.
>>I owe one person from the JUG some follow-up info and I'm hoping
>>someone can help me out.  Does Geronimo have any performance data
>>that's available to the public?
>>Best wishes,

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