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From Greg Brown <gkbr...@mac.com>
Subject Re: Servlet to share Pivot (and maybe other) jars
Date Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:39:50 GMT
I'd suggest putting them in /lib rather than /WEB-INF/lib. That way, you can still share them
across all the Pivot apps deployed in the web app but you don't need to write a custom servlet
to serve them up.

On Jan 25, 2010, at 6:30 PM, Sandro Martini wrote:

> Hi to all,
> just a quick idea to minimize the overhead by pivot jars in a webapp:
> 
> I'm thinking on writing a simple servlet that (mapped on a dedicated
> URI, like lib-shared) publish the required jars to clients, but having
> them under WEB-INF/lib ... ok ok, many security problems could happen,
> but doing all thing right (like publishing only some type of
> resources, and only from some folders, requiring authentication, etc)
> could help to move also pivot jars with all server-side jars already
> under WEB-INF/lib , or shared lib (available in some application
> servers).
> 
> In this way, webapp containing one or more Pivot webapps could be a
> little lighter (less MB of WAR), and many times I've seen "simple"
> Applets (from many commercial products) depending on many jars, like
> Spring, Hibernate etc ...
> 
> 
> Probably Pivot projects (and in this case, web-server) are not the
> best place for this type of component, but what do you think ?
> Could be useful, or is another my crazy idea ?
> 
> Bye,
> Sandro


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