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Subject Re: [4.0.2] [4.1] [PROPOSAL] Binaries packaging
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2002 22:39:07 GMT
On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, Remy Maucherat wrote:

> For the ZIP/TGZ packaging:
> A) Full JDK 1.4: This includes everything, except the libraries which are
> already included in the JDK (including the JAXP XML parser).
> B) Light JDK 1.4: This incluides a bare bones Tomcat distribution which
> would only run on JDK 1.4. Note: For Tomcat 4.0-HEAD (aka 4.1), this will
> still includes the admin feature and the necessary JMX implementation
> (OpenJMX, which has a very nice license).
> C) Light JDK 1.3: Essentially the same as B, with the addition of an XML
> parser.
> D) Full distrbution (same as right now).

I think B is ok, but we must at least try to deal with the
common case where the user downloads/installs various
binary packages.

Say /usr/lib/java, with each package beeing unziped there,
similar with what is required for tomcat build. The same file could be 'reused' at runtime,
by reading it from the shell script or starter and adding
the classes to the loader.

Just an idea - I'm not volunteering :-)


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