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From "Vincent Massol" <vmas...@pivolis.com>
Subject RE: Running tests configured server instance using Ant
Date Sun, 25 Jan 2004 18:13:10 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Gibbs [mailto:Simon.Gibbs@Virginmobile.com]
> Sent: 29 December 2003 18:19
> To: 'Cactus Users List'
> Subject: RE: Running tests configured server instance using Ant
> Vincent wrote:
> > If there's something no clear in the doc, please point us to
> > that place
> > so that we can improve it.
> Thank you for you very thorough and prompt response, I'm now a bit
> for time but will probably re-read and re-post another reply later
when I
> have had time to digest it. I want to reply to this suggestion
promptly to
> promote discussion.
> I did in fact try putting together a custom server.xml, but it never
> worked,
> and to be honest having now tried everything under the sun several
> am
> not best placed to describe exactly why it didn't work but will attach
> anyway if you want to take a look.
> I was surprised by your point about JNDI being an uncommon usage, as
> using it to lookup data sources, which I beleive to be one of the most
> common requirements for a web app. In detail what I need in the
> is:

I've not said it is uncommon.... I've said it is not something that is
related to Cactus itself and it is too generic for Cactus to
specifically add support for this. The way to do it with the <cactus>
task is by passing to it a container configuration file containing these
jndi definitions.

> - My App, test cases, the cactus frame work.
> - A few JNDI resource configurations (a mail session and datasource at
> minimum).
> - The database driver (Oracle), which I place in the Tomcat common
> usually.
> - Xalan and eventually JavaMail. (at the moment Xalan is in
> So if there was a place that the documentation was lacking it would be
> that
> is was lacking a worked example that included all of these things.
> I hope this is helpful.


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