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From Dain Sundstrom <d...@iq80.com>
Subject Re: Why is there still a CORBA module in OPENEJB?
Date Mon, 14 Apr 2008 22:41:56 GMT
On Apr 14, 2008, at 1:54 PM, Rick McGuire wrote:
> Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>> On Apr 14, 2008, at 7:33 AM, Rick McGuire wrote:
>>> It's been a while since I've done much building of OpenEJB, but I  
>>> was surprised to see that there was a CORBA component showing up  
>>> in the reactor summary.  There doesn't appear to be anything  
>>> actually IN that component.  Am I missing something here, or is  
>>> this just a bit obsolete crud leftover from openejb2?
>>
>> I'm not sure.  It could be cuft or a some adapter code that  
>> geronimo calls (webservices work that way).  I think you are the  
>> only one qualified to make that call.
> Currently, there's no code in this module at all!  The built jar  
> file is essentially just the generated license and notices file.
>
>>
>> BTW, I would like to move all of the Corba code to OpenEJB so we  
>> users can use it in embedded testing mode.  Actually, I think the  
>> only user of the Corba code in G is OpenEJB so it seems fail that  
>> we make it the OpenEJB project's responsibility to maintain that  
>> code.
> Interesting....I had the very same thought this morning.  There are  
> a several bits to the CORBA code, mostly in the form of GBeans for  
> configuring the server deployment of the ORBs and POAs used to  
> publish the EJBs as CORBA objects.  Most of that code is highly  
> GBean-specific.  Once all of that is dispensed with, you're left  
> with the servant code that provides the mappings between the CORBA  
> world and the EJB world.  If you strip out the need for full CSIv2  
> support (including SSL transport support), what's left could  
> probably work portably with any ORB implementation.

That would be very cool.  If you decide to tackle this, I'll help.

-dain

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