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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Examples in Geronimo - needed for v1
Date Thu, 17 Nov 2005 02:40:29 GMT
1 Is doable...I just need to wrap them up and place them in the Apache 
java-repo and they will get picked up by ibiblio automajically.  I would 
want to hear from others before doing it though.


Dave Colasurdo wrote:
> I'd like to pursue option 1 below.. Can someone please provide insight? 
>  If not, is option 2 acceptable?  Does anyone care?  :>)
> Thanks
> -Dave-
> Dave Colasurdo wrote:
>> GERONIMO-1087 and GERONIMO-1088 JIRAs were opened to introduce the 
>> Tomcat examples into Geronimo.  I believe it is important to get these 
>> introduced into the distributions (as default samples) for v1.
>> There are a few different ways to approach this:
>> 1) Ask Tomcat to create a war file for servlet-examples and 
>> jsp-examples and post it to
>> We pick up this dependency during our build and include it in the 
>> appropriate distributions.
>> 2) We grab the exploded wars from the Tomcat binary (as there is no 
>> war file) and manually create the war files and place them in some 
>> repository where the geronimo build can find it.
>> 3) We fork the tomcat source for these examples and build them within 
>> Geronimo.  AFAIK, Tomcat uses ANT to build.  Would need to massage 
>> this to work with maven accounting for the custom ant tasks and 
>> dependent jar files.
>> 4) We grab the exploded wars (not source) from the Tomcat binary (as 
>> there is no war file) and create the war files within the geronimo 
>> build structure.  Need to decide how to account for the jar files and 
>> whether to regenerate the class files. This is really a lightweight 
>> fork :>)
>> I prefer option 1 as it seems the most straightforward and keeps 
>> Geronimo out of the business of maintaining tomcat examples.
>> However, there is one small concern with this approach "There are a 
>> few words on the Tomcat examples that may need to be tweaked since 
>> these samples will run both with the Jetty and Tomcat web containers. 
>> Specifically, "These examples will only work when these pages are 
>> being served by a servlet engine; of course, we recommend Tomcat." AND
>> "Please refer to the README file provide with this Tomcat release 
>> regarding how to configure and start the provided web server."
>> It seems crazy to fork the samples due to a few minor words of text.. 
>> Perhaps our build can download the wars from ibiblio, crack them open 
>> and perform a quick regexp to remove the offending lines.. (or we can 
>> ask Tomcat to remove them).
>> How do we approach Tomcat to get the wars placed in ibiblio?  Can 
>> anyone help here?
>> Thanks
>> -Dave-

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