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Re: [virgo-dev] Virgo F2F

Hi Florian

Excellent. You are very welcome to attend. Please confirm in due course.

More information: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Virgo/Community/F2F#Virgo_F2F_November_2010


On 21 Oct 2010, at 14:13, Florian Waibel wrote:

> Hi Glyn,
> First of all congratulations on the successful Release and Graduation Reviews for Gemini Web and Virgo!
> Over the last couple of weeks I've been rather quiet on the Virgo mailing list.  But, here at EclipseSource, we've been discussing how to run RAP[1] applications on Virgo with our RAP team.
> Currently most of the productive RAP installations are deployed as war archives[2] into a Servlet Container[3]. We think this
> is a less than optimal solution for running OSGi based applications.
> We'd like to see Virgo emerging as an alternative runtime for RAP applications. This would allow us to use plain OSGi Services or Equinox extension points rather than using a ServletBridge infrastructure with an OSGi Container running inside a servlet container.
> Because it is possible with the Gemini Web project to choose between the war deployment and a deployment using OSGi bundles with the same server infrastructure, this offers operators a smooth migration path from war to a plain OSGi deployment or maybe a par deployment.
> With this in mind, I'd like to increase my efforts with Virgo and/or the Gemini Web project and would also be very interested in participating in the face to face meeting in Southampton later this year.
> Regards,
> Florian
> [1] RAP (http://www.eclipse.org/rap/)
> [2] How to Deploy a RAP Application to a Servlet Container? (http://help.eclipse.org/helios/topic/org.eclipse.rap.help/help/html/advanced/deployment.html)
> [3] Equinox in a Servlet Container - (http://www.eclipse.org/equinox/server/http_in_container.php)
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