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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: Possible for G to directly consume a Tomcat server config w/o changes?
Date Thu, 04 Jun 2009 05:35:23 GMT

On Jun 2, 2009, at 6:46 PM, David Jencks wrote:

> 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  


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