First thoughts on Railo
With all the great news surrounding the Railo project I figure I take a moment and give it a quick trial run. My local environment is Fedora so naturally I downloaded the linux tar.gz version and unzip it in my /opt directory. The total size of the download was only 64MB which is great. The start script didn't work at first, just a couple of ^M where the line breaks would normally be, a simple encoding issue easily fixed. The admin pages are very simple and easy to follow. You can't load up C++ based CFX tags. Not a big deal since they are dying off anyway. Sandboxing or resource security doesn't appear to be in Railo yet either.
All in all, Railo looks pretty good though. It's small and seems to run fast. There are differences, but they seem minor. I'll write more as I continue to explore.