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From "Jay D. McHugh" <>
Subject Re: dojo in Geronimo
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2006 21:19:08 GMT
Paul McMahan wrote:
> You raise a good point and it sounds like the idea would work, but I'm
> concerned it could lead to a proliferation of dojo webapp components,
> one for each custom configuration.   I wonder if it might be possible
> to instead create a servlet in the current dojo app that could build
> and cache custom configurations on the fly.  That way we could keep
> the current standard library in place for unoptimized dojo apps but
> still serve up customized configurations from this same location for
> optimized dojo apps.
> Off the top of my head, invoking the servlet could look something like:
> /dojo/dojo?widget1=tree&widget2=table&...
> This approach also keeps us in line with some of the other motivations
> for making dojo a native component in the server -- easy to upgrade,
> easy to reference from deployment plans, keeps the server footprint to
> a minimum, etc.
> Best wishes,
> Paul
> On 10/5/06, Jay D. McHugh <> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I finally managed to get my project development/testing server up and
>> working on 1.2-snapshot (Thanks again djencks!).
>> And I finally got to see the JMX console that was added - Which is very
>> cool.
>> But, I think that it brings to light a performance issue.  Because we
>> are using dojo widgets that are not 'bundled' into the dojo.js library,
>> we end up pulling down -many- individual files to support the widgets.
>> I think we should consider building our own dojo bundle (I'm going to
>> start looking into exactly how to do this) and deploying it to something
>> like /geronimo-dojo and using that for console apps.  Pulling the one
>> (slightly larger) library -should- increase response time since we won't
>> need all of the extra file requests/responses going over the wire.
>> I do like having dojo deployed to /dojo built into the server though and
>> would like to keep the base library there (so far I have just been using
>> the AJAX portion of dojo in my own apps - so I haven't needed any 
>> widgets).
>> Does anyone have any thoughts about this?
>> Jay
Hey Paul,

That sounds like it would be a very cool servlet.

Right now, trying to figure out the logistics of making it work are 
tying my brain into knots.

I will see if I can figure out a way to do it though.

(suggestions welcome though).

I'll let you all know if I come up with something.


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