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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: [5.0] Cluster features
Date Tue, 03 Dec 2002 16:55:59 GMT
In a rush on my way to (yet another ;() meeting, so:

- The current cluster API is dead.
- JavaGroups is good.
- Clustering is important.
=> Your approach seems reasonable, +1 IMHO.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Remy Maucherat []
>Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 11:50 AM
>To: Tomcat Developers List
>Subject: [5.0] Cluster features
>I think the clustering features in Tomcat 5 should get an overhaul.
>Despite some licensing dicrepancies, I plan to use JavaGroups for the
>task (LGPL license), as well as some code which was donated a while ago
>by Filip Hanik. Based on what is already done, the amount of work that
>will have to be done to have quality clustering features seems small.
>Most of the current clustering API will be removed in the process,
>it doesn't seem to be maintained anymore, and didn't evolve past
>experimental stage (if I am wrong on that, let me know).
>I also plan to bundle JavaGroups with Tomcat 5, as it only adds a 1MB
>standalone JAR. Configuring Tomcat for clustering will be quite easy
>once all the code is in place.
>I don't know if that plan is acceptable for everyone. Originally,
>I -1ed the code submission because of licensing and absence of
>integration with the existing Cluster API. The licensing issue is still
>there, but since the Cluster API now seems sort of dead, another
>solution has to be found (IMO, of course there's JK available).
>Comments ?
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