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From "chris brown" <...@reflexe.fr>
Subject Re: Ideas for future versions of Tomcat (a bit controversial maybe)?
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2001 09:42:01 GMT
Thanks.

I'm aware of the tomcat-dev list, but posted it into the user list as such a
change would have a big impact on users.  Should get a wider range of
comments and ideas this way...

-Chris

----- Original Message -----
From: "GOMEZ Henri" <hgomez@slib.fr>
To: <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 11:03 AM
Subject: RE: Ideas for future versions of Tomcat (a bit controversial
maybe)?


> Good stuff Chris.
>
> I forwarded to tomcat-dev, where evolutions of Tomcat
> are discussed...
>
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>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: chris brown [mailto:dev@reflexe.fr]
> >Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 10:54 AM
> >To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> >Subject: Ideas for future versions of Tomcat (a bit controversial
> >maybe)?
> >
> >
> >Hello,
> >
> >I've been trying out JDK 1.4 quite a lot, and like it a lot!  I was
> >wondering, given that Tomcat is a "reference implementation" of the
> >Servlet/JSP APIs, if it would be a good idea to become a very
> >good example
> >of certain new APIs as well.
> >
> >I've suggested a while back that the "New scalable I/O"
> >channels could be
> >used to boost performance.  Since then, I've seen other
> >opportunities for
> >increasing effeciency, simplifying code, etc.  For example, instead of
> >maintaining and downloading APIs for logging, it might be
> >better to depend
> >upon the newer logging APIs.  The same thing could be said of certain
> >example applications (such as making Struts use the
> >java.util.regex package
> >instead of an external regular expression package -- but then,
> >that's going
> >a bit OT as there's a list for Struts too...!).  Perhaps also the
> >configuration could be stored using the preferences API, but I
> >don't see so
> >many benefits with a change of this type.
> >
> >Obviously, this would limit the accessibility of any such
> >future version
> >Tomcat to users of JDK 1.4, but I don't think that's a major
> >problem in the
> >majority of deployment situations (I'm guessing here, but I
> >suspect it's
> >quite likely to be true).  Nevertheless, I think it would be a
> >good step
> >forward.
> >
> >-Chris
> >


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