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From "Anthony W. Marino" <anth...@AWMObjects.com>
Subject Re: Which Connectors?
Date Mon, 29 Apr 2002 21:19:04 GMT
You mentioned something about a "tar" problem.  Does the cvs snapshot "tar" 
work?

Thanks again,
Anthony


> On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Anthony W. Marino wrote:
> > Costin,
> >
> > Thank you very much for this claification!!!
> > Could you, or someone, advise/point to document on where "jk2" is with
> > regards to function completion?
>
> Most of the essential features ( Ajp over TCP, with manual configuration )
> are done.
>
> The refactoring ( object model, general data structures, config model )
> are done.
>
> Apache2 and 1.3 are done, IIS is close.
>
> The only important thing that remains to be done is closing up on the
> new configuration format ( including webapps/, etc ) - I sent 2 proposals
> today on tomcat-dev.
>
> Besides that, jk2 will have some 'experimental' features ( we
> can't call them 'relase quality' without a large amount of testing,
> and I don't consider them essential ):
>
> - the 'unix socket' channel is working fine ( for Unix, of course ).
> - the 'JNI' channel should work in multi-threaded, single process mode,
> and will work in multi-process,multi-threaded after shm is complted
> - the 'shm' will allow dynamic add/removal of tomcat instances. The
> hard part is ( I hope ) done, but the final details for the format
> of the scoreboad are taking longer ( I'm trying to reuse that for
> a future shm channel and to cover a future 'dynamic add/remove or
> webapps')
>
> Another important change that is still in progress is an optimization
> of the mapper, plus better vhost and WEB-INF detection ( needed
> in IIS ).
>
> Any help we get will move jk2 closer and make it better.
>
> Costin
>
> > Thanks,
> > Anthony
> >
> > > On Sun, 28 Apr 2002, Anthony W. Marino wrote:
> > > > I'm confused with the state of the connectors available for
> > > > Apache2/Tomcat integration.  Could someone, please, shed some light
> > > > on this.  The following is some of what I've read/interpreted from
> > > > messages on this list:
> > > >
> > > > mod_jk:	Unstable
> > > > mod_jk2:	Bleeding edge for development purposes only
> > > > mod_webapp:	Next generation integration module for Apache/Tomcat that
> > > > will eventually replace mod_jk's.  However, performance hit since
> > > > even static pages will have to go through Tomcat before being served
> > > > by Apache.
> > >
> > > mod_jk is stable and works fine with apache2 and all tomcats.
> > > There is a bug in the tar.gz, but the CVS head is tested and works
> > > great. We'll update the tars on the first release of tomcat.
> > >
> > > mod_jk2 is getting close to feature-complete, but you should stick with
> > > mod_jk for production until ready.
> > >
> > > mod_webapp is _not_ the "next generation" nor "replaces" mod_jk.
> > > It's just another connector, wrote by a different person in a different
> > > way. It's author doesn't like mod_jk, and people working on jk don't
> > > like webapp - you can choose whatever _you_ like.
> > >
> > > Costin


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