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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: Jetty Support
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:39:48 GMT

On Jan 30, 2012, at 2:13 AM, john70 wrote:

> Hi Romain,
> Thank you very much for response!
> Romain Manni-Bucau wrote
>> Why do you prefer jetty? You can run tomee in a test, you can use
>> arquillian, you can run it from your pom too. Do you prefer jetty because
>> of jetty or because of something missing to tomcat/tomee?
> First because of Jetty and second because Jetty has full and rock solid
> support for WebSockets protocol. I know that JEE7 will add WebSockets
> support later this year to the Servlet specification. But for me it is not
> clear when Tomcat will add support for WebSockets. And if Tomcat developers
> add support for WebSockets, they will need time to make it bug-free and rock
> solid. And Jetty developers (especially Greg Wilkins) have participated in
> the development process of WebSockets protocol and have a working
> implementation for at least one year.
> Currently we are using JBoss 4.2 with Jetty and it works very well. But
> JBoss 4.2 is really old and we would like to replace it with something new.
> We are looking currently at all application servers and one option was/is to
> use Jetty with OpenEJB. But if you don't have support for Jetty or do not
> plan to add support for Jetty, than we can remove OpenEJB from out
> candidates list.

The big question is if you need it to be Java EE 6 certified.  Restoring the Jetty module
is fairly easy, Java EE 6 certifying it would take a couple months.


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