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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Next 2.0 Milestones - Assemblies and Certification - Do we need 8?
Date Sun, 11 Feb 2007 05:25:33 GMT
On Feb 10, 2007, at 7:54 AM, Kevan Miller wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2007, at 3:55 AM, David Jencks wrote:
>> I think this would be great, especially if we adapted the assembly  
>> stuff we have now so you could extract a server that had just what  
>> you wanted in it.  Then we could supply just one download and let  
>> people simplify it themselves if they wanted to.
> I like it. The size delta would be a minor issue, IMO.
> I'd be in favor of this as a general approach. A few points:
> 1. I'd like to maintain two multi-personality distributions -- a  
> minimal and Java EE distribution.

Does minimal include a web-container?

> 2. IMO, the distributions must have a default configuration.  
> Downloading and starting a server must be simple (i.e. no selection/ 
> configuration is required).

Yes, the server should check when bootstraping if it has been  
configured with a personality, if not, it will select the default and  
continue... so the user does not have to explicitly configure a  

> 3. I would not want this to be the cause of a significant delay in  
> the 2.0 release

Ya, hopefully not... else we can leave it for 2.1... I do think this  
is a good idea.


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