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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Possible for G to directly consume a Tomcat server config w/o changes?
Date Sun, 14 Jun 2009 07:47:34 GMT
I pushed a snapshot of our new tomcat build earlier today and just  
committed the server.xml changes to trunk.  With a little luck I won't  
have made the build significantly more broken.

david jencks

On Jun 12, 2009, at 11:21 AM, David Jencks wrote:

> On Jun 12, 2009, at 10:51 AM, Kevan Miller wrote:
>> On Jun 5, 2009, at 3:00 AM, David Jencks wrote:
>>> On Jun 3, 2009, at 10:35 PM, Kevan Miller wrote:
>>>> On Jun 2, 2009, at 6:46 PM, David Jencks wrote:
>>>> <snip>
>>>>> I played with something like this on the plane today..... it  
>>>>> might not take more that a couple days to get _something_  
>>>>> working that interprets server.xml files.  It turns out there's  
>>>>> no schema for tomcat configurations so it may be an adventure  
>>>>> interpreting the same files they do.
>>>>> We might be able to copy their digester configuration but  
>>>>> replace defaults with geronimo classes instead of tomcat  
>>>>> classes.  I find digester grammar so hard to understand however  
>>>>> that I started by generating a schema from a sample file and  
>>>>> modifying it to fit the digeter rules.
>>>>> My current idea is to have a TomcatServerGBean that has a  
>>>>> server.xml as an attribute, which it reads into a jaxb tree,  
>>>>> which we call a "construct(ClassLoader cl)" method on to set up  
>>>>> the tomcat objects.  If this works it should be fairly easy....  
>>>>> no idea if it will actually work though.
>>>>> Next step would be a builder that, given a server.xml, sets up  
>>>>> such a gbean.
>>>> Sounds interesting. IIUC, this embedded Tomcat instance replaces  
>>>> our current embedded Tomcat. It improves our ability to configure  
>>>> this instance -- it's native Tomcat config.
>>>> Are you thinking about all configuration files? E.g. WEB-INF/ 
>>>> context.xml, conf/context.xml? There are catalina.policy,  
>>>>, tomcat-users.xml, also. Hmm. gets a little  
>>>> messier...
>>> I have enough working now so I can run the admin console on a  
>>> server set up this way.  I haven't looked at any files other than  
>>> server.xml yet.  Some like tomcat-users.xml are for a security  
>>> realm we aren't going to use or, probably, support using.  Not  
>>> sure about the others.
>> Cool. Can you point me to the code?
> I'm hoping to get it checked in today.  I have a bunch of stuff  
> intertwined locally so this involves figuring out where to put our  
> tomcat build in svn and pushing a snapshot for it first.  I still  
> don't have a good idea where in svn to put builds of other  
> projects.  I guess I'll use "external" and we can move it if anyone  
> has a better idea.
> thanks
> david jencks
>> --kevan

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