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From "Vincent Massol" <vmas...@octo.com>
Subject RE: [Proposal] Tomcat and Cactus (Repost)
Date Sat, 25 May 2002 21:59:45 GMT
Thanks to speak your mind Costin. At least you answered. I would have
liked more feedback from other committers.

For the time being I'll prepare a "cactification" script for Tomcat that
will be delivered with Cactus. BTW, is there any problem if we create in
cactusland a specially packaged Tomcat version that is cactus-aware ?
I'm not sure yet we want to follow that route but if we wanted to do
this and put it in the cactus release directory, would you see any
problem ?

I'll repost in 6 months ... :-)

Thanks
-Vincent

Sidenote: I believe Cactus could very effectively be used as a
regression testing tool for the Tomcat project. It has already
discovered problems in the past. I haven't looked at the Watchdog
project but it could be either a replacement or a complement to it. You
should try it at some point. I would love to hear comments of what you
don't like/do like. Quick start up guide for Tomcat is available here :
http://jakarta.apache.org/cactus/1.4/howto_tomcat.html (needs only 10
minutes).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: costinm@covalent.net [mailto:costinm@covalent.net]
> Sent: 24 May 2002 19:41
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Cc: List Tomcat-Dev
> Subject: Re: [Proposal] Tomcat and Cactus (Repost)
> 
> On Fri, 24 May 2002, Vincent Massol wrote:
> 
> > I'm reposting in the secret hope that I got no response to this
email I
> > sent last week because no one saw it in the flood of Tomcat emails !
If
> > I get no answer this time, I will understand that no one finds this
of
> > interest and will try again in 6 months - 1 year :-)
> 
> I think it would be a good idea :-), there is already far too much
going
> on, with all the new features and changes ( jmx, 4.1, jk2, jasper2,
> coyote, etc ).
> 
> Costin
> 
> 
> >
> > Thanks
> > -Vincent
> >
> > ----
> >
> > Hi Tomcat developers,
> >
> > This is a proposal to bring Jakarta Tomcat and Jakarta Cactus
> > (http://jakarta.apache.org/cactus) closer. I hope you'll like it.
> >
> > (0) Rationale
> >
> > Jakarta Cactus is a unit testing framework for testing Servlet,
Taglibs
> > and Filters. Jakarta Tomcat is a Servlet engine (Servlet, Taglibs,
> > Filters). They are both part of the Jakarta community. At the
moment,
> > there are no existing Servlet container that have an easy way to
unit
> > test Servlets. The idea is to bring this ease of use to Tomcat by
making
> > it easy to use Cactus within Tomcat (in other words, add a unit
testing
> > service to Tomcat).
> >
> > (1) Scope of the proposal
> >
> > a) To bundle Cactus within Tomcat so that it provides a unique ease
of
> > use for Tomcat users who wishes to test their servlet code
> > b) To make Cactus the official Tomcat test framework for end users
> >
> > (1) From the point of view of Tomcat users
> >
> > By providing the bundling defined in point (2) below, Tomcat end
users
> > would only have to do the following to test their code (see
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/cactus/1.4/howto_tomcat.html, steps 4 to
6) :
> >
> > a) Create Cactus test classes in their WEB-INF/classes directory
> > b) Open a browser and type the URL of the Cactus test runner,
passing
> > the name of the test class (see the link above for details)
> >
> > (2) Cactus bundling in Tomcat
> >
> > "Bundling" Cactus in Tomcat means (see steps 1 to 3 on the above
link) :
> >
> > a) Adding the following jars to common/lib : cactus.jar, junit.jar,
> > httpclient.jar, aspectjrt.jar (total of 423 KB)
> > b) Adding the Cactus servlet test runner and redirector servlet and
> > mappings in conf/web.xml
> >
> > (3) Versions
> >
> > The target Tomcat version for this proposal is 4.0 and greater. The
> > Cactus one is 1.4 and greater (note that Cactus 1.4 is not released
yet
> > and is still in CVS - It can be downloaded from the nightly build).
> >
> > Comments, ideas ?
> >
> > Thank you
> > -Vincent (from the Cactus team)
> >
> >
> >
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