Currently there is an issue with the specific samples listed in the Geronimo Welcome Page. The 3 samples are the Servlet Examples, JSP Examples, and the LDAP demo. In addition to this there is a link to the wiki pages describing the complete set of samples. These samples present several problems and therefore should be removed for the following reasons:
1) There is always a period of time when the links to install the samples will not work because the samples themselves are not yet released. It is necessary that the samples are released after the server release.
2) The LDAP demo requires a directory implementation either install in Geronimo or external to Geronimo. In the past this was not an issue because directory was embedded in the Geronimo server. However, that has since been removed and is delivered as an independent plugin.
3) It is implied that the samples are readily available with the server image by having them directly referenced on the welcome page. However, the samples are not included in the server image. Therefore, even if the samples are already published they still require network connectivity to download and install.
Rather than include these specific samples with links we will instead just include the link to the wiki pages with direction for installing and working with the samples.
This was discussed on the Geronimo dev list: