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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Long Path Proposal
Date Sat, 08 Apr 2006 02:40:55 GMT
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  


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