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From "Preston L. Bannister" <>
Subject Re: ANN: Geronimo 1.0-M3 Release
Date Tue, 08 Feb 2005 05:35:35 GMT
Yes, I checked and noticed the commit messages (on the mailing list).  
Hard to pin a specific significance - detail but no insight.

The sort-of-free Sun J2EE distribution offered on the Sun site where we 
get the JSDK is going to skim off a certain percentage of folks who 
might otherwise look at Geronimo.  At the other end (in some sense) 
JBoss going to skim off another percentage.  Interest in lightweight 
containers might take another slice.  How much does that leave? 

Lack of sufficient interest is a killer for projects of this sort.  So 
I'm curious :-).

David Blevins wrote:

>I don't think anyone needs to forgive you for not reading the changelog on any of our
releases or noticing the flood of commit messages from our svn repository.
>If you want to do a better job at trolling, you might want to avoid trying to portray
the "Sun J2EE distribution" as something that is a major force in the market.  What iPlanet
do you live on :)
>On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 08:32:13PM -0800, Preston L. Bannister wrote:
>>On 11/10/2004 Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>>>The 1.0-M3 release is cut
>>The "News" on the Core Developers <> 
>>website is from 2003.  The rate of progress on Geronimo is hard to 
>>determine, but seems somewhere between slow and dead.  Forgive me for 
>>being skeptical, but it is starting to look like this project is on the 
>>wrong side of the power curve.
>>Not that I'd mind if proven wrong ... :).
>>Is this project really going somewhere, or have the early participants 
>>found they cannot afford the needed time?
>>Between JBoss on one end, Sun's J2RE distribution, and interest in 
>>lighter-weight containers, is this project still relevant?
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