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From Jon Stevens <>
Subject Re: Feature Request
Date Thu, 28 Dec 2000 22:59:54 GMT
on 12/28/2000 2:25 PM, "Glenn Nielsen" <> wrote:

> This would be way down on my list of priorities for a Jakarta project.

It doesn't have to be a Jakarta Project. I never suggested that.

> If I needed mod_rewrite for testing I would install Apache on my local
> development system.  Why "reinvent the wheel" just for testing.

It wasn't just testing. It was development as well. If your development
environment depends on certain paths that are setup through mod_rewrite,
then what are you going to do? You are going to also add a requirement for
Apache and therefore complicate things more.

> Besides, I would still want to test the stuff developed locally on
> Apache with mod_rewrite before putting it in production.  If it has
> Apache dependencies, I would develop using Apache.

Point being that creating a sandbox for developers where the developer has
to setup and configure (or the sandbox does) an environment with both Apache
and Tomcat is sometimes a more daunting task than simply running Tomcat and
doing development locally with the built in Tomcat httpd.

Again, right now, you can check Scarab out of CVS. Execute a script
and then run Tomcat. Nothing other than an installed JDK is needed. I want
to continue that AND still allow people to have mod_rewrite abilities within
Tomcat without having to add an extra requirement for those people that
don't want to install and run Apache.

Your opinion is valid, but you aren't the only developer out there and I
want to make it as easy as possible for other people to take something like
Scarab and run with it without having to also install Apache and make it
connect to Tomcat.

love and kisses.


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