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From Riyad Kalla <>
Subject Re: Semi-OT: Organizing WEB-INF/lib dir...
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 14:12:37 GMT
Great suggestion, I'll look into doing this as it is troublesome that 
hibernate and struts have the same deps (diff vers) on most of commons....

Frank Zammetti wrote:

> I'm pretty sure the answer is no. I just took all the JARs for a test 
> app I had installed and moved them from WEB-INF/lib to 
> WEB-INF/lib/stuff, and the app no longer works. This is in Tomcat, so 
> possibly it would work with another app server, but I tend to doubt it.
> One suggestion that I can make, a habit I've gotten into, is name your 
> JARs liberally, since their names don't matter. I usually name the 
> JARs as descriptively as possible (for example, 
> "jakarta-taglibs-standard-1.1.0.jar" might be one) and include their 
> version, so it's fairly easy to tradk down what's what and at a glance 
> tell what versions I'm running. Probably not the ideal answer, but 
> maybe it'll clean up the mess just a little.
> Frank
>> From: Riyad Kalla <>
>> Reply-To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <>
>> To: Struts Users Mailing List <>
>> Subject: Semi-OT: Organizing WEB-INF/lib dir...
>> Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 20:58:36 -0700
>> Quick question for the people more versed in web apps than me, can 
>> you organized your libs in your WEB-INF/lib dir into separate sub 
>> dirs? I ask because my project is using Struts and Hibernate right 
>> now, and there is a such a mish-mash of JARs forming in my 
>> WEB-INF/lib dir, that its hard for me to upgrade the right jars when 
>> a new release comes out. I'd like to have something like:
>> WEB-INF/lib/struts
>> WEB-INF/lib/hibernate
>> or something to that extent. Can I do this?
>> TIA
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