I’ve been looking at JBoss.org for a while and really would like to play with it, but there really doesn’t seem to be an easy way to get it all set up and going. I have some Fedora machines and a CentOS 5 machine I would like to use it on, but would also like to make a way for these distros to have an easier time getting started.
I have two options. I can get the source from JBoss.org and work from that. Or, I can grab the src.rpm’s from Red Hat’s ftp site and recompile them for Fedora and CentOS. I don’t have the resources to fully test it or to host my own repo.
So my other difficulty would be in the best way to share the RPMs with the rest of the world. EPEL seems out of the question since JBoss is a layered application. I’m thinking there should be a way to get people from Fedora and CentOS that would have an interest in JBoss together to work on this.
Update: Bug has been filed with EPEL to add JBoss.