Today was an interesting announcement that Micha Offner, lead developer of Railo, is forking Railo and starting development on Lucee. What does this mean for Railo? It would appear to me that Railo is dead in the water and Lucee will be carring the torch going forward. Adam Cameron has more information here since he was at the Lucee launch. Interestingly enough, Gert Franz was in the audience. Which leads me to belive that he’ll remain focused on Rasia and Mark Drew will be focused on CMD.
I often get asked how I install Railo and why I chose one over the other. It boils down to a simple question. When you’re setting up a server, do you want Railo enabled for all websites or the ability to pick and choose? If you answered is «All websites» then, Common Class Loader. If you answered «Pick and choose» then war file. In future blog posts, I’m going to outline both installations.