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From "Bill Barker" <wbar...@wilshire.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] MinimalTomcat, Coupling, Bugs 6669, 6670
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2002 02:17:08 GMT

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From: "Remy Maucherat" <remm@apache.org>
To: "Tomcat Developers List" <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: [PATCH] MinimalTomcat, Coupling, Bugs 6669, 6670


> > I posted to the dev list earlier about needing a small,
> > relatively lightweight version of Catalina to embed into
> > another program. I spent the weekend putting together
> > something that more of less fits my needs. (My needs
> > include a relatively small jar, plus no use of the local
> > file system) I ended up with a 260k jarfile of the catalina
> > classes, plus another 75k or so of new Container classes.
> > I suspect there's at least another 100k that can be
> > trimmed.
>
> > The MinimalTomcat code is definitely alpha quality, and it's
> > only meant to support the particular subset of Catalina that I
> > happen to need right at the moment. It is not, and is not
> > intended to be, a complete reimplementation of the Catalina
> > core classes. On the other hand, it's substantially smaller
> > and less complicated, while retaining the same basic architecture.
> > If anyone's interested, feel free to email me at the address
> > below, or respond on the list.
>
> Well, it's not that I want to advocate the "competition", but it seems to
me
> that Tomcat 3 is more useful for a "MiniTomcat", mainly because it
requires
> only JDK 1.1 (smaller JDK; J2ME is based on JDK 1.1, so maybe it could end
> up being a "target"; that was one of Costin's pet projects, actually).
>
The main problem that I would see is that you'd have to tweak some classes
to get TC 3.3 to run disk-less.  Otherwise, yes, Costin has done a lot of
work towards letting you run TomKitten 3.3 on your toaster.
> Remy
>
>
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