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From "Paul Shemansky" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat6 BUILDING.txt misunderstood?
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 13:06:13 GMT
My Fellow Code Monkeys,

You may have noticed I recommended for a push to change the build to a Maven
2 structure.  Before starting a Mavenization discussion thread, I wanted to
investigate the entire build process.  My first day here, I noticed that we
are downloading DBCP source files and compiling them with the Tomcat build.
In my humble opinion, I think it would be nice to just include a reference
to a working version of the DBCP as a Maven dependency.  As I am still
getting acquainted here, I have tried to refrain from rocking the boat, but,
why do we tie ourselves to a build process of another completely separate
and JDK-dependent project?  Tomcat and DBCP should be built separately, and
Tomcat should probably use the pre-built, fully-tested DBCP jar file.  If I
am missing something, please forgive and educate this poor Tomcat Newbie.

I hereby re-announce my willingness to volunteer efforts towards the the
true Mavenization of the Tomcat build.

Should we take a vote on this?  As a proof-of-concept, may I start a
Maven2-managed SVN branch somehow?

Paul Shemansky
Maven 2 Evangelist

On 10/17/07, Rémy Maucherat <> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 08:41 -0400, Yoav Shapira wrote:
> > Hi DI,
> >
> > On 10/17/07, DI Roman Fiedler <> wrote:
> > > If misunderstood: Change line to
> > >    Download a Java Development Kit (JDK) release (version 1.5.x) from:
> > >
> > > If error:
> > >   search for it?
> >
> > It's an error: the build is intended to work with Java 1.5 and later,
> > including Java 1.6, but it doesn't right now.  It's our fault and
> > we're working on fixing it.  Sorry about that ;)
> It's impossible to predict if it will work with newer versions. It's
> supposed to, but Sun likes to break the JDBC interfaces on each major
> upgrade :(
> Rémy
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