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From Jacek Laskowski <>
Subject Re: Refactoring Deployment
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2004 11:21:50 GMT
Jeremy Boynes wrote:

> One thing we have talked about in the past is the problem with having 
> deployment classes in each module - for example, having the connector 
> deployer in the connector module. The issue here is that due to 
> classloader dependencies, the deployment code needs to end up in the 
> Server module so that it can interact with the deployers in each module.
> The proposed solution to this was to split each deployable module into 
> two - a runtime module that contained everything needed to execute the 
> components (e.g. the servlet or ejb containers) and another which 
> contained the deployment code. This way we could have separate runtime 
> and deployment configurations.
> With Tomcat coming up to speed we will be adding another deployer so I 
> think this would be a good time to do that refactoring - any thoughts?

+1 (I'm not at all aware of the issues you mentioned, but as I don't 
want to learn things that may change before I have finished, please do 
so now).

> Jeremy


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