Is Apache Geronimo ready for primetime?

Apache Geronimo, the J2EE server project of the Apache Software Foundation was founded, in August 2003. It seems to have progressed quite well although at a lot slower pace than what most J2EE enthusiasts had hoped for.

Gluecode, the company behind Geronimo was bought by IBM some time back and IBM has now even released WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE), based on the core open source technology from Apache Geronimo application server.

Paul Buck, Director of Gluecode Development at IBM said in a recent interview that “The WAS CE announcement sends a strong signal to the Apache Geronimo community that an ISV thinks they are doing great work, and that Geronimo is ready to take its place in the industry as a top-notch run time that supports a certified J2EE container.”

With IBM and a diverse open source community already backing Apache Geronimo, I don’t think any other open source app server enjoys the same community investment in both engineering time and proven technology contributions.

Not long back, JBoss said that “JBoss is light years ahead of other open source application servers“. So have things changed now that IBM is behind Geronimo and Geronimo is J2EE 1.4 certified?

Is Apache Geronimo ready for primetime?

Reference:
>> Apache Geronimo FAQ
>> IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition, Apache Geronimo, and Gluecode
>> IBMs Apache Geronimo project resources

Related:
>> JBoss vs Geronimo
>> IBM to provide services for Apache Geronimo
>> Why did IBM buy Gluecode?
>> We don’t need these big heavy J2EE application servers
>> JBoss is light years ahead of other open source application servers

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  • Noname

    Have a look at http://sourceforge.net/geronimo.php and you would know why having IBM backing Geronimo makes Geronimo a J2EE server ready for primetime. Or else who would give away 42 Plasma TVs and 5 Sony PSPs just for downloading Geronimo.

  • Noname

    Geronimo administartion was partcularly difficult when I had tried M1 or maybe M2

    Unless Geronimo gets better than JBoss, there’s no strong reason to use it over JBoss.