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From todd tredeau <>
Date Mon, 08 Apr 2002 15:08:16 GMT
I completely disagree with you. I am NOT a programmer, and pretty easily 
figured out the BASIC installation, ie:unzip/expand and run. Is it 
possible this is a case of No Planning, or Not Reading the ample 
documentation, How many unanswered questions have you posted?  

I'm sorry, but this type of message leaves me to believe you spent NO 
effort to solve your own problems, read the documentation, or spec your 

It would seem that PHP, JSP, CFM, ASP, etc.. are each suited to 
particular needs. I can't say that I would want to go from one to 
another without a better plan.

In 16 years, I have seen a lot of software, for a lot of money, free, 
commercial and everything in between. I personally haven't gotten that 
involved in "open source" projects except for the last couple years, 
while I don't feel I'm qualified to do much, I do what I can. The power 
of hundreds and thousands of minds, is far better than anything I have seen.

While it is often true, extra pains are taken to get things working, 
installed or configured, typically if you have a clue what you are doing 
to start with it helps. At the same time, I have never posted a question 
without some sort of positive response, perhaps, if you considered 
putting your demand for perfection aside, you could learn and contribute 
to the project, providing feedback and guidance to developers so they 
know what works better, that is the power of any project.

Would I be correct in assuming your trying to run tomcat on windows 
platform? I would agree with you however on one thing, there are far too 
many strains of Tomcat out right now.... Stratify your projects...too 
hard to support too many.

collaborative effort to promote Novell and Open Source solutions

opinions expressed here are my own, and I have no official affiliation 
with Novell, Apache or any of their sub-projects.

Árni Arent wrote:

>Your software, Tomcat, is a nightmare to install. I've spent 2 WHOLE days
>trying to make it work without success.
>Endless configuration files, paths, etc. making this a impossible software
>to use. I doubt I'm the only one who has complaint.
>I won't use this crap, I'm switching to PHP, took me 5 minutes to figure
>that out.
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