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From "Kevin A. Burton" <>
Subject Re: Beta support for IIS and Netscape plugins for Tomcat
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2000 21:31:12 GMT
Pierpaolo Fumagalli wrote:
> wrote:
> >
> > I'm just a conduit here, but in talking to a college about how he could
> > best contribute to the Jakarta effort, it turns out he had experience with
> > plugging servlet engines into various servers, which he would be willing to
> > contribute to the cause.
> >
> > I've checked his initial results in with the hopes that it will spur a
> > discussion.  Initially on whether this is appropriate for an Apache project
> > (the PHP project is under the ASF umbrella and has support for a wide range
> > of servers, and I believe that supporting multiple servers is consistent
> > with the Tomcat mission to be the reference implementation).  And
> > ultimately on what the final form and direction of these interfaces should
> > look like.
> Being the first author of mod_jserv (back in 1998), I always wanted to
> "port" it to other web server, but mainly for lack of knowledge, I was
> never able to get it up and running...
> I'm all +1 for multiple web server support....

It is a good idea.  Although I hope to someday witness Apache kill off
NES and IIS, more Open Source code... in more places is a Good Thing. 
It will be an awesome feedback loop.

The other plus is that IIS users will actually be able to run a product
without any bugs :)


Kevin A Burton
Senior Software Engineer
Kendara Inc
Mobile:  408-910-6145
Linux - The revolution will NOT be televised

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