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From "Glen Mazza (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ROL-2079) Executable Roller WAR/JAR
Date Sat, 02 May 2015 00:20:06 GMT


Glen Mazza commented on ROL-2079:

I'm opposed to this.  It's not our job to supply and maintain servlet containers and embedded
databases, that's the responsibility of the user, along with making sure that his servlet
container and database is properly secured and patched for his operating system, java version,
etc.  It's outside our scope.  The user can see our community page with the 50 or so Roller
blogs hosted on it to get an idea of Roller's capabilities, that's sufficient.

JSPWiki made in my opinion the regrettable decision to fatten itself up with executable distributions
that look cute but once done, nobody wants to maintain and it ends up driving prospective
committers away when they look at the mountain of executables that need to be updated and
maintained everytime the servlet container or JSPWiki needs updating.

> Executable Roller WAR/JAR
> -------------------------
>                 Key: ROL-2079
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Roller
>          Issue Type: Wish
>            Reporter: Kohei Nozaki
>            Assignee: Roller Unassigned
>            Priority: Trivial
> Recently I found that executable WAR that used in some Java based web applications such
as Jenkins is nice, and I think it's useful for someone who is looking for give Roller a try.
> It's just an idea yet, but fortunately, Roller is portable and it can run with embedded
databases (e.g. Derby or HSQLDB) and embedded containers (e.g. Jetty or Embedded Tomcat?),
so I guess it's not hard to create a executable WAR distribution.
> Are there any difficulty in realize this? I'd like to get any feedback.

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