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From Jeanfrancois Arcand <jfarc...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [5.0] Cluster features
Date Tue, 03 Dec 2002 19:15:53 GMT


Costin Manolache wrote:

>Remy Maucherat wrote:
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>>>+1 if all new code goes in a separate module ( instead of catalina ),
>>>and is built as separate .jar(s).
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>>I wanted to, however I can't do that without changing the API some stuff
>>in the session package (the damn classes are all package private) :-P
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>>I suppose it's a lot better to stop the hacks *now*, fix that, and put
>>everything in the cluster package.
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>Well, if you must - you must. 
>But we shouldn't have the core depend on the clustering, just add the 
>minimal stuff that you need in the session. 
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>If we can stop the hacks and clean something - I think 5.0 is the best 
>chance.
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>I would preffer to have a consistent hook mechanism for everything - 
>I'm not sure what callbacks will be involved in the clustering.
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Are you thinking about having coyote Action(s)?  If yes, we might one to 
extend the current API having in mind that we will need to supports 
Clustering, Authentification, Authorization, etc. 

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>>>It may be worth reopening the "minimal tomcat" discussion :-)
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>>Maybe. If the difference is only a couple MBs, then it's not worth it,
>>though.
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>Bloat is not about MB or storage. It's about code complexity, potential
>security, etc. 
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>>If we do an alternate distribution, it would have to be radically
>>different IMO (like for example, being a simple set of JARs without the
>>complex dir structure). The laucher + the catalina.properties + future
>>mods to the config system should make that easy.
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>That's what I was thinking about - a set of jars and minimal configuration.
>Eventually using only MBeans for configuration and setup.
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>BTW, we could use MBeans for the optional packages too. I think it works
>pretty well. We'll need to get a consensus on requiring JMX for tomcat5,
>but so far it doesn't seem it'll have a big impact on the code ( I did
>all kind of experiments with modeler and ant lately ).
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>Costin
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