Posted by cayhorstmann
on June 2, 2006 at 10:43 AM PDT
David Geary and myself are updating our "Core JSF" book for JSF 1.2. Of course, our application server of choice is GlassFish. The book has a shelf life of about 2-3 years.
As I wrote "you can do this in GlassFish but not in Tomcat", I remembered the Java One announcement about WombatFish (not): http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/theaquarium?entry=not_introducting_proj...
I think it would be really bad to change the name. Are our readers supposed to remember that WombatFish used to be called GlassFish 2 years ago?
Tomcat doesn't change the name with every release. There is no Wombatcat.
Ok, internally, Tomcat has pieces with weird code names such as Catalina, just as we have Java SE Dolphin and Ubuntu Dapper Drake.
But the brand is still Tomcat or Java SE or Ubuntu.
I think the brand for GlassFish should be GlassFish.
The next version can have a cuddly code name such as GlassFish Wombat, of course, but it should also have a version number for those who have better use for their braincells than memorize seqences of code names. Even Dapper Drake has a version number (the enigmatic 6.06, but Joe User can tell that he needs to upgrade if he is running 4.10.)
I hope this can be cleared up before we have something similar to the "1.0 1.02 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 5.0 6 7" mess from you-know-what.