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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Tomcat-Lite - part 1
Date Sat, 30 Aug 2008 21:11:52 GMT
On Fri, 2008-08-29 at 21:13 -0700, Costin Manolache wrote:
> I think moving forward, for tomcat-7 and beyond - it would be worth
> reconsidering some of the 10-year-old decisions, and
> tomcat-lite can be a good example on how things can be done

I still don't intend to participate in future Tomcat development, but I
have the feeling I am expected to answer this ;) So +0 for adding it the
repository (since I won't help).

> - Valves/LifecycleListeners versus plain Filters and listeners

Personally, I think the strong type barrier between userland and the
container is nice.

> - configuration and better integration with frameworks (
> JMX/dep-injection/etc)
> - sanbox support
> - layers and complexity

I am interested to look at the code like the proxy, and see if what it
can do.

OTOH, I'm really not buying the size argument. I mean, once you add all
the "useless" components like the realms, session managers, utility
"valves", JSP and JDT. That recurrent criticism is just lame: since its
introduction in Tomcat 4.0, the current architecture only became faster
and more efficient (running on the same hardware). Given its age, this
means its requirements today are really small, and I think it's enough
to address the embedded market ;)


PS: Ok, I have no idea how you did it, but you managed to workaround the
list's replyto.

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