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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [phoenix] RT: ClassLoader hierarchy
Date Wed, 07 Nov 2001 07:52:42 GMT
On Wed, 7 Nov 2001 10:44, Paul Hammant wrote:
> Peter,
> >It doesn't matter what you think. As soon as you do that you are no longer
> > a spec compliant servlet container which could potentially be very bad.
> > It would be worse if you hosted servlets like Cocoon that possibly used a
> > different version of Avalon then your whole setup would not be able to
> > run the Cocoon webapp. Bummer huh ?
> OK, We're back to Promotion again then.

eww ;)

> Sar conains two things 1) An spec level API, 2) Implementation of that
> API plus the ability to launch sub-apps (mail lets, ftp lets etc).
> (1) is contained entirely in a jar.  In assembly.xml it's listed as :
>     <spec name="Sun-Servlet" version="2.3" jar="SAR-INF/spec/servlet.jar"/>
> The phoenix class loader bumps these into the top level as a once off
> transaction.  These are not replaceable nor un-installable in a running
> Phoenix.

the problem here is that applications are no longer independent of each 
other. We could conceivably cause one app to fail by actions of another app 
which I don't really like.

> If you have something that works then go for it

nnot sure. Just thinking about it at this stage ;)

> Peter, please try to fix Jesktop at the same time though.




 We shall not cease from exploration, and the 
  end of all our exploring will be to arrive 
 where we started and know the place for the 
        first time -- T.S. Eliot

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