The door between Hell and Heaven? Documentation! GlassFish Installation Experience

Dante's Hell

This was an interesting exchange. Jevgeni, of JavaRebel et al, wrote GlassFish Installation from Hell after trying out GlassFish and prompty got plenty of feedback. Most of the commenters pointed to RTFM (e.g. James's note) but I think we should not dismiss his feedback too quickly.

Jevgeni has several valid points: there are no installation instructions in the download itself and the download is a jar that requires extra flags (more heap size). We should be able to improve the situation even before GFv3; the heap size may be harder to remove, but even switching to a ZIP of the JAR + Instructions would help. Even just a sharper download page might help!

Note the installation experience of the Java EE SDK is quite different, but that installer is not Open Source and it is not used in the Java.Net Downloads.

PS. Jevgeni, do let us know when you get JavaRebel (and JSPWeaver?) running on GlassFish.

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> PS. Jevgeni, do let us know when you get JavaRebel
> (and JSPWeaver?) running on GlassFish.

Pretty much as soon as I get tutorial examples to run :) I ran into yet another problem with the passfile now. BTW, if you could tell me the name of the classloader class used to load EJBs it would speed up the process. This should print it out: System.out.println(getClass().getClassLoader().getClass().getName());

Posted by Jevgeni Kabanov on December 16, 2007 at 01:44 AM PST #

GlassFish support is available in the JavaRebel 1.0.1 release:
http://www.zeroturnaround.com/blog/javarebel-101-released/

Posted by Jevgeni Kabanov on December 17, 2007 at 12:06 AM PST #

Spotlight is out at http://blogs.sun.com/theaquarium/entry/javarebel_1_0_1_now

Thanks - eduard/o

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on December 17, 2007 at 08:30 AM PST #

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