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From Paul McMahan <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r573772 - in /tomcat: sandbox/gdev6x/ trunk/
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2007 13:25:59 GMT
After voting to move tomcat/trunk to sandbox there has been some good  
discussion about the development model for a new trunk, mainly  
whether it will follow some form of RTC.  When a new trunk is created  
I will ask them to reapply the annotation support patch and offer to  
help if needed.  If Tomcat decides to use RTC then it's possible that  
the patch won't receive enough binding votes but I'm optimistic that  
there will be good support.  I don't expect there would be any  
technical issues with it since it was actually developed against the  
6.0.x branch, has passed TCK, and David and Remy worked through all  
of the known issues as it was applied.  Filip has also been extremely  
helpful and provides good insights for this type of thing.

As that discussion plays out we can continue to create a special  
build of tomcat using the procedure described in https://   The only difference  
being that the annotation support would need to be merged from tomcat/ 
sandbox/gdev6x onto their latest 6.0.x tag instead of merging it from  
trunk.   Right now the Tomcat binaries used by Geronimo 2.x are kept  
in SVN under geronimo/server/**/repository.  We'll probably need to  
stick with that approach for a while anyway since the Tomcat team  
(understandably) has had some reservations about publishing snapshots  
of trunk, see

Another possibility would be to investigate whether the basic  
annotation support provided in the already released versions of  
Tomcat 6.0.x could be adequate for Geronimo's needs.  As I recall we  
had that working at one point but it had some limitations.

Best wishes,

On Sep 12, 2007, at 7:44 AM, Jacek Laskowski wrote:

> On 9/8/07, Paul McMahan <> wrote:
>> I raised a concern about moving trunk to sandbox since it's the only
>> branch that contains the annotation support needed by Geronimo.  A
>> committer responded that he will think about maintaining a "patchset"
>> with this annotation support.  See
> How can we work it around? Shall we put Tomcat codebase into our repo
> and maintain ourselves or start the G-T integration over with the
> newest trunk bits?
> Jacek
> -- 
> Jacek Laskowski

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