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Subject Re: Tomcat 3.3 / 4.0 confusion, rant and plan...
Date Sun, 05 Nov 2000 00:20:09 GMT
> Costin, would you consider bringing your brains into the 4.0 tree? 
> Is 3.3 that good that it should weigh in _against_ (as a competeing
> implementation) 4.0? 

I think it is that good. Almost all the projects I am interested in doing
requires a 3.3-like design ( and working on a servlet container is not the
end goal, there are many intersting things you can build if you have the
right tools ). 

Before working on tomcat3 I spent a lot of time with various servlet
containers, and I found all that I wanted ( it's true, with a lot of
garbage around , but the core design and the patterns are what matters,
not the dirty code around ).

> Pier, Craig, have you done all you can to get Costin "on-board" with

I have problems with both the design of 4.0 and the way it operates. The
4.0 code is too complex for me anyway, I have been there with tomcat3.0
before, I will not go back.

> I just feel it a shame that Costin has this obvious empassioned pride of
> ownership in Tomcat and is sort of getting punished for it. I'm not saying
> it's malice, but it does seem somewhat insensitive.

"Ownership" ? Well, the design belongs to someone else, the original
implementation and most of the cool features are done by other - I just
tried to simplify it and clean up. 

No, it has nothing to do with ownership. ( maybe a little with fairness )


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