Frequently Asked Questions
At the time of our fork, there had been no releases or commits for more than 2 years. Many people on the Lambda Probe forums feared the project was dead. We contacted the developers and received no reply, so we tried to revive the project ourselves.
Since then, we've learned that MuleSoft purchased a commercial license for Lambda Probe from its creators and incorporated it into their Tcat Server product. MuleSoft has no plans to contribute their changes back to the open-source community, as they were added to a commercially-licensed version of Lambda Probe, not the GPL version. In light of this, we strongly suspect that open development of Lambda Probe by its creators will not resume.
Lambda Probe was created and maintained by Vlad Ilyushchenko (turbomonkey) and Andy Shapoval. We want to extend a very special thanks to both of them.
Please join our Google Group and ask it!
PSI Probe comes with no warranty, but web access should be as secure as access to Tomcat Manager.
You can also secure the remote JMX connection if you choose to enable it.
Please see our Troubleshooting page. If you can't find your problem there, please report it, and include as much information as possible about your environment and the circumstances that led to the bug. Snippets of log files, stack traces, and the like are incredibly helpful. Please star the issue you submit and/or check it regularly, as we may ask for more details.
Please check the development roadmap. We don't have a fixed schedule yet, but so far we've averaged about two releases per year, not including patches.
We use four metrics to assign priority:
Probably not. The developers only speak English, but we welcome any and all translations.
Our goal with creating PSI Probe was not only to revive the project but also to allow a community to develop around it and help support it. We welcome any help you are willing to provide. Here are some suggestions:
Anyone who provides a patch (or even just a detailed description of what changes need to be made to the code) will be made a Contributor of this project. We want to acknowledge all such contributions, and that's our way of saying thanks.
We are a bit skeptical about granting commit privileges to just anyone. As the community grows, our hope is that experts and leaders will emerge. Contributors who make frequent high-quality contributions may be invited to become Committers.
Sure, why not? Let's say it stands for Packaged Server Introspector.
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