hmm.... I certainly don't find any problems with startup time at all.... about 45 seconds till ready and thats with kicking off a number of my own applications in it.
before we go on though.... a normal tomcat 'what' takes 8 seconds to start up?
the seam applications have a lot of stuff to go through when kicking off... hibernate conf etc etc.
On a bare tomcat config (ie no other webapps) I go from about 1 second to about 20 seconds with the noejb demo.
Are you sure its not something simple like memory/cpu/io or VM options (ie -Xmx and friends)?
Yes I assume something in my configuration was/is hosed.
I tried it on a second machine and now I am in the reported
20 seconds timeframe, which is bareable ;-)
Btw. I am impressed with it now, I implemented a small blogger
in about two hours (one hour getting the example up and running
so that I could put my code in)
the blogging backend bean / session bean code was around 100 lines
half of them generated setters and getters.