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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Use tomcat trunk in some way?
Date Wed, 02 Dec 2009 16:51:56 GMT

On Dec 2, 2009, at 1:57 AM, Ivan wrote:

> I am thinking whether there is maven plugin would help us to  
> repackge the tomcat jar file to include our changes, so that we do  
> not need to maintain the whole Tomcat source codes, maybe just need  
> to keep a few files.

AFAIK tomcat is not pushing trunk snapshots into any maven repo, so I  
think we'd have to build tomcat ourselves anyway.  Given that, I think  
that the easiest way is to use the process for constructing a  
mavenized build.  I'm hoping we won't actually need to modify any  
files, at least not for long :-).  The first set of changes we needed  
that led me to set up the mavenized build have been in tomcat trunk  
for years.

david jencks

> 2009/12/2 David Jencks <>
> On Dec 1, 2009, at 9:07 PM, Ivan wrote:
>> Being different with 6.0.20,  Tomcat trunk is under development,  
>> how to keep our codes are consistent with Tomcat's , Or, we just  
>> keep it temporarily for integrating our own patches ?
> I don't have a good solution to this, but reconstructing our tomcat  
> project every week or two to pick up tomcat updates still seems to  
> me like the easiest way to get maven-usable snapshots from tomcat.
> Do you have any ideas for another way to do this?
> thanks
> david jencks
>> 2009/12/2 David Jencks <>
>> I wonder if we should figure out a way to use tomcat trunk rather  
>> than our modifiec 6.0,20.  They are presumably making some progress  
>> on servlet 3.0 and there are definitely some fixes we could use....  
>> for instance the recent problem I fixed where jasper assumed all  
>> classloaders are URLClassLoaders was already fixed more thoroughly  
>> in tomcat trunk.
>> If I was to do this I guess I'd set up a project like our 6.0.20  
>> external project and build it with maven. I think this is a viable  
>> approach but hope I'm not the one to set it up :-)
>> thanks
>> david jencks
>> -- 
>> Ivan
> -- 
> Ivan

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