I downloaded JBoss 4.0 and tried running it on XP. Yes yes, I know I should have stuck to the production-ready version, but I couldn't resist...
Anyway, run.bat gave me SocketExceptions - see the log excerpt at the bottom of this message.
I wasn't sure if these were important or not, but I reckon they probably were because I had problems when I tried testing the first example from the O'Reilly workbook :-( The JNDI service complained that the Cabin bean was not registered.
I've used WebLogic before, but not JBoss. Any advice gratefully received!
2003-10-10 19:21:28,800 DEBUG [org.jboss.management.j2ee.factory.ServiceModuleFactory] Create MBean, name: jboss.remoting:service=InterceptorAdapter, SAR Module: jboss.management.local:J2EEServer=Local,j2eeType=ServiceModule,name=remoting-service.xml
2003-10-10 19:21:28,800 DEBUG [org.jboss.system.ServiceController] starting service jboss.remoting:service=Detector,transport=multicast
2003-10-10 19:21:28,910 WARN [org.jboss.system.ServiceController] Problem starting service jboss.remoting:service=Detector,transport=multicast
java.net.SocketException: error setting options
at java.net.PlainDatagramSocketImpl.join(Native Method)
I got the same exception on XP. It appears when I'm not connected to the internet.