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From "Serle Shuman" <se...@creator.co.za>
Subject Re: The plans are to cut a final release of 3.1 this week...
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2000 08:23:55 GMT
Shachor Gal wrote:
> By this time we were to late in the process to fully implement virtual
> hosts in Ver3.1! Full virtual hosts implementation will require:
> 1. Per virtual host loggers.
> 2. Per virtual host interceptors.
> 3. Per virtual host webapps/work... directories.
> 4. Improved SimpleMapper.
> 5. Modified Server.xml (and it's parsing) with support for the above.
> 6. Web server plugin support.

Could I add to this list > per virtual host certificates. This is very very
important for virtual hosting https applications, which are the majority of
the servlet-based sites we create.

I'm making this comment more for the 3.2 release than to delay the 3.1
release.

Serle


----- Original Message -----
From: Shachor Gal <shachor@techunix.technion.ac.il>
To: <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>; <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 8:27 PM
Subject: RE: The plans are to cut a final release of 3.1 this week...


>
> > >>
> > >> 1) Scalability broblem with virtual hosting
> >
> > > Have the specific issues been identified and reported?
> >
> > It's mentioned in the User's Guide.
> >
>
>
> The scalability problem that is associated with the virtual hosts was
> identified at about the same time when I started to write the user's
> guide.
> We found about it late because up until then nobody asked for virtual
> hosts and our user oriented "alarm clock" was off :(.
>
> By this time we were to late in the process to fully implement virtual
> hosts in Ver3.1! Full virtual hosts implementation will require:
> 1. Per virtual host loggers.
> 2. Per virtual host interceptors.
> 3. Per virtual host webapps/work... directories.
> 4. Improved SimpleMapper.
> 5. Modified Server.xml (and it's parsing) with support for the above.
> 6. Web server plugin support.
>
> After a few (private) discussions with some of the development team
> (time/work assessments...) it was clear that if we want to have a tested
> implementation we should postpone virtual hosts to the next *dot* release.
>
> FYI -
> At a certain point in time I actually wanted to work on the virtual hosts
> problem but not enough users asked for this feature and for me it was
> either writing a user's guide or implementing some improved virtual hosts
> support...
> I chose the user's guide (was I wrong?).
>
> >
> > So the real problem for those of you working for free is to ask us what
we
> > think and then make believe you care, and the real problem for those of
us
> > taking advantage of you is to ask you politely for single-process
virtual
> > host support while at the same time telling you what a fine outstanding
> > product you have, there, fella, and how much we really like you. ;-)
> >
>
> We *do* care and we may need to have some mechanism that let the users
> vote for their favorite feature (anyone volunteer to organize tom-dollars
> and a voting site?). Also, if you need something (and you do no see
> in the plan file) letting us know about this *early* in the development
> process is really going to help.
>
> Gal Shachor
>
>
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