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From Sachin Patel <>
Subject Re: Long Path Proposal
Date Sat, 08 Apr 2006 21:47:52 GMT

I'm not sure if this helps or not... http://one-  Also I think equinox recently added support  
for packaged bundles containing nested jars.

- sachin

On Apr 7, 2006, at 10:40 PM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:

> On Apr 7, 2006, at 7:21 PM, John Sisson wrote:
>> Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>>> Unpacked archives in the repository:
>>> The solution is to not place unpacked archives in our  
>>> repository.  I (dain) am going to look at using a class loader  
>>> that can read from classes and resources from jars nested in  
>>> jars.  Assuming we can find or write a class loader such a class  
>>> loader, we will need to assure that Tomcat and Jetty can work  
>>> from a packed archive.
>> Also need to ensure/test that a security manager policy file can  
>> grant permissions for all JARS in a CAR or individual nested JARs  
>> using a codebase URL in the policy file so users have the same  
>> level of control they would have had in the config-store (at the  
>> same time solving the issue with the policy files needing to be  
>> changed due to the numbered directories in the config-store):
> I'm planing starting with the emory university resource class  
> loader which supports all the security stuff like URLClassLoader,  
> but is public domain and much more modular.  Specifically, I think  
> it will be easy to implement nested jar support via unpacking to a  
> temp directory.
> -dain

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