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From "Paulo Gaspar" <>
Subject RE: Collaborative Development (not Cat and Dog)
Date Wed, 16 May 2001 14:09:30 GMT
Well, I do NOT care about the fact that he is not documenting Tomcat 
instead since:
 - He already does a lot;
 - He is not alone at Tomcat, and others (even me or you) could work 
   on the documentation too. We just have other priorities;
 - He as all the right to decide what he does on his free time and to
   have other priorities too;
 - Apache is not paying him and it is not up to us to discuss what Sun
   does or does not care about;

Just to make clear that what I DO care about is that Craig is blaming
all that mess on Tomcat 3.3 instead of pointing the real issue - the
lack of documentation.

More people do listen to Craig than to me, so: 
 - It is much more productive when he points out the real issues 
   (which in this case are quite obvious);
 - And it is much more nocive when he points on the wrong direction.

I still stick with my statement that I DO admire Craig's work. But:
 - No one is perfect;
 - People tend to have a less clear vision of facts about something 
   they are too involved with.

Anyway, errors can be made, but they usually also can be fixed.

Have fun,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Stevens []
> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 6:26 PM
> on 5/15/01 3:46 AM, "Paulo Gaspar" <> wrote:
> > My evaluation of facts is:
> > - There is almost no documentation on Tomcat, either on web pages
> >  or under a more formal format. Tomcat is much more complex than
> >  Velocity (a Jakarta project I know well) but its documentation
> >  looks pathetic when compared to Velocity's.
> >  IMO, this is the _obvious_ cause for that Tomcat users confusion
> >  that shows at the USER mailing list;
> Now that isn't fair. Craig is just overly busy trying to document 
> Struts so
> that JSP can take over the world! Unfortunately, no one will be 
> able to run
> Struts because they can't figure out how to use Tomcat. Funny Catch-22 if
> you ask me.
> :-)
> ...........
> -jon

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