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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: Geronimo Book
Date Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:51:55 GMT
Quintin Beukes wrote:
> Hey,
> For anyone interested, this book together with the docs, help me a lot
> these days:
> I haven't seen it linked on the Geronimo docs (compared to Aaron
> Mulder's book which is linked there).
> Quintin Beukes
This is the WebSphere Community Edition 2.1 redbook but it is a really 
great resource for Geronimo users.  

WAS CE is built from Geronimo 2.1.4 + some additional patches 
from Geronimo trunk.  Significant differences between CE and G: a) Logos 
on in the admin console changed from 'Geronimo' to 'CE'  b) CE uses 
Tomcat/Axis (rather than Jetty/CXF). In other words, not much technical 
difference.   If you're the guy carrying the pager, you will also 
appreciate that an annually renewable IBM support contract for CE gives 
you access to stable service stream support (access to critical 
security/bug fixes w/o a bunch of new stuff creeping in that could 
destabilize your production environment).  CE service streams last 3 
years and can be extended on request.

Some other resources...
a) Most of the CE documentation is developed and generated directly from 
the Geronimo wiki pages... collected into the usual IBM format and 
translated into multiple languages:

b) There's a Websphere community edition forum on IBM Developerworks 
that can be useful:

c) The WAS CE team also maintains a 'CHANGES' file with each CE release. 
If you are familiar with the CHANGES file maintained by Apache HTTP 
Server  project ( the CE 
CHANGES file should not look too foreign.

d) (redirects to an IBM devworks space) - various stuff I 
maintain.  Want to see something here, let me know.


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