Sun Microsystems is hoping to leverage the popularity of Red Hat's JBoss, with software making it easier to use NetBeans with the application server. Sun Wednesday released an installer that includes the NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE) and the JBoss Application Server in a single bundle. According to Sun, …
What about supporting a real open source community?
With all the noise that Sun is making about its commitment to open source, I'd like to see Sun support Apache Geronimo. Unlike JBoss, which is a commercial software product, developed, by and large, by employees of RedHat/JBoss, the Apache Geronimo project is developed by an open community. Isn't community what really matters in the 'participation age'?
+1 Sun execs need to wake up
Sun seems to refuse to work with any community at the development level... their execs seem to have either 1) no clue what happens in reality or 2) no qualms about saying Sun is "all about open source"... name 1 Sun sponsored open source project that other companies/developers are actually contributing to.
Take OpenSolaris ... the SCM system is inside Sun - only like 5 Solaris fanboys contribute - mostly by emailing with their Sun frieds and they absolutely don't touch on the Solaris architecture... how is that "participation"... why not just participate in the Linux community like everyone else???
JBoss with Eclipse
JBoss application server is more suited to be integrated with Eclipse IDE than NetBeans.
1. Eclipse is more commonly used than NetBeans.
2. Both Eclipse and JBoss are open source.
3. JBoss provides a plugin for Eclipse; JBoss IDE for Eclipse.
Packaging JBoss with NetBeans limits the choice of Java IDEs.