Rails background jobs without daemon
We are interested in using a background job queue such as resque, backgroundjob or qu but due to CM restrictions we'd rather not have to start up external daemons as managers or workers on the queue. A nice solution would be to have a rails app that can be deployed (we are using warbler and Tomcat) and have the background queue and workers run within Tomcat. We'd also like to be able to choose a persistent backing store such as mongo or something that works with activerecord.
Have a look at Mike Perhams Girl Friday
Its intended to be run via JRuby which it sounds like you already are so it might be perfect.