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From Glenn Nielsen <>
Subject Re: [next] What's next ?
Date Fri, 03 Oct 2003 12:57:19 GMT
I proposed a while ago to implement a custom java policy for the
SecurityManager which uses XML for configuring permissions for
the Java SecurityManager.  There were a number of features which
made configuring a strict security policy easier.  You can look
back through the archives for the initial proposal and discussion.


Remy Maucherat wrote:
> Usually, when a Tomcat branch nears its release, a new branch is created.
> However, I only have a few feature ideas that make some sense, and the 
> problem is that they are minor evolutions (hence, they could perfectly 
> fit inside the 5.0 branch). This includes:
> - Updating JK2 to use the JMX events (the same ones the mapper uses) to 
> get autoconfiguration, as an option. That seems useful, but it might 
> well be a really stupid thing in the real world.
> - Java or native load balancer, with session affinity support. This 
> could be the perfect commons project, and is not really related to Tomcat.
> - Use an in memory Java compiler to be able to automatically precompile 
> webapps upon deployment. I heard such a compiler now exists, and this 
> could be added fairly easily if it works well enough. I'm not a very big 
> fan, but maybe it would make sense for some people.
> So to summarize, I have nothing to propose (sorry), and will focus on 
> bugfixes and small additions in the 5.0 branch.
> If people want to see something more radical happen for the next major 
> release, it's probably time to come up with proposals :)
> Remy
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