Hi folks! There have been some thoughts about resurrecting activity on the Geronimo AppServer. So imo the first step is to find a spot which makes sense. Software doesn't get built just for fun. Of course if no fun is involved then a project is doomed as well. But otoh if it doesn't get used then the quality suffers a lot and the fun is gone as well.
So we have a few Java App Servers (just at the ASF), sorted from fastest/smallest to full EE * Mina as Socket Server * Tomcat as native Servlet Container * Brand new: OpenWebBeans Meecrowave as Microprofile server (Tomcat9+OWB+Johnzon+CXF+log4j2). In a whooping 9MB all in one CLI fatjar btw ;) * TomEE WebProfile (EE6 and EE7) * TomEE Full (EE6 and EE7) * Geronimo (EE6, OSGi) + httpd of course (but not Java) To be honest I've not seen the Geronimo AppServer in production since quite a few years. Otoh the components maintained over here are of great quality and also an important puzzle part of many other projects. In my eyes Geronio could re-focus on becomming kind of EE-comons of the ASF. What do others think? LieGrue, strub