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From "Tim Moore" <>
Subject RE: RE: I don´t understand the objective of this open list !
Date Mon, 09 Dec 2002 22:19:58 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike DiChiappari [] 
> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 5:11 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: RE: I don´t understand the objective of this open list !
> David,
> You are a perfect case in point.  I want to use tomcat, but I am not 
> a geek.  I want proper user level documentation.  I should not have 
> to know about how a damn java app server works internally (nor how to 
> build it) in order to setup one up and use it.

So buy a commercial app server with commercial support.  Or hire a consultant that knows Tomcat.
 There are lots of productive things you could do to get an app server working, but complaining
on the mailing list about how sucky Tomcat is probably won't.

> Is the point of Jarkata to keep geeks happily typing away or to 
> provide something useful?  Software is not useful if you can't 
> explain how to use it properly.

I believe the point originally was to provide reference implementation code for the servlet
spec that could be used as an example or basis for commercial app servers.  But plenty of
people have used it successfully as a production standalone app server, so that's where it
is today.  YMMV.

Tim Moore / Blackboard Inc. / Software Engineer
1899 L Street, NW / 5th Floor / Washington, DC 20036
Phone 202-463-4860 ext. 258 / Fax 202-463-4863

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