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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Suggestion for tomcat builder, was Re: jetty-deployer branch will be merged back to trunk shortly
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2004 16:49:50 GMT
Wow this is cool.  I really didn't think this would be possible without 
a big kudge hack :)

I'm excited to see the code.


On Dec 8, 2004, at 2:22 AM, Jacek Laskowski wrote:

> David Jencks wrote:
>> I've been thinking about tomcat a bit, even though I know nothing 
>> whatsoever about what's inside:-)
> So do I! :)
>> The jetty builder really doesn't do anything jetty specific any more 
>> (except construct one set of redundant security info, that Alan and I 
>> are hoping to figure out a way to remove).  So, it might be possible 
>> to reuse the jetty builder for tomcat.
> Sounds excellent.
>>  To do this we would need, for tomcat,
>> gbean for web application (JettyWebAppJACCContext)
> It's already done - not yet finished, but works. It's in 
> TomcatWebAppContext. I'm reviewing Jeff's changes pertaining to 
> security, so it may be that JAAC counterpart is also done.
>> gbean for servlet (JettyServletHolder)
>> gbean for filter (JettyFilterHolder)
>> gbean for filter mapping (JettyFilterMapping)
> These look fairly easy to implement as I think they should differ from 
> the Jetty ones. I'll be looking into it.
>> (I've put the jetty oriented gbean classes in for reference).
>> If the tomcat versions of these gbeans had the same attributes and 
>> references as the jetty ones, the only difference would be the 
>> classes to get the GBeanData objects from.  This is easy to 
>> parameterize.
> I keep focused on the features to see how far we can go with it.
>> david jencks
> Jacek

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