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From "Bill Barker" <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r575332 - in /tomcat/tc6.0.x/trunk: java/org/apache/naming/resources/ webapps/docs/changelog.xml
Date Sat, 15 Sep 2007 03:08:11 GMT

"Remy Maucherat" <> wrote in message
> Peter Rossbach wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I like this FileDirContext extension. It is a very nice way to include 
>> external content without symlinks!
> I'm not hot about it, and this seems like a a sort of superset of the 
> customizable classloader (which I already didn't like much, if you're 
> following my idea). In the end, it reduces portability, can cause a lot of 
> hacking, and is going to have to get supported (= the capabilities and 
> configuration need some thought).

Going to agree with Remy:  I don't like it.  But since it is optional, and 
off by default, I can't come up with a valid reason to support a veto.  So 
as long as Tim is willing to continue supporting this feature, I don't see a 
problem.  Where I see a problem is if Tim gets tired of supporting this, and 
leaves it to the rest of us to deal with user questions (e.g. the /admin 
webapp, which was abandoned when Amy went to GlassFish).

TC in it's 3.3.x and 4.0.x days tried to support all sorts of addons, and 
most of them failed (Mark is still trying to maintain CGI, and SSI, but 
nobody else is).  Now, I'd prefer that TC is just the Servlet/JSP container 
that it is meant to be, and not try to add on proprietary features.  But 
that is just me ;).

> Rémy 

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