JBossTS has always been useable in a stand-alone manner. Just download it and follow the installation instructions.
Do we still have to use CORBA (jacORB or any other) for stand alone application too? I do not need any recovery. I am hoping that I should be able to use the UserTransaction and TransactionManager of arjuna core for distributed transactions and integrate with Spring and Hibernate.
Please point me in the right direction.
Recovery is irrespective of JacORB. You need JacORB for distributed transactions.