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From "Wilson Snook" <operati...@planman91.fsnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: what is catalina?..
Date Sat, 01 Feb 2003 08:25:34 GMT
I'd just like to say thank you to you for posting here.  It's immensely
useful for a newbie like me.

Wilson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig R. McClanahan" <craigmcc@apache.org>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: what is catalina?..


>
>
> On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Bill Barker wrote:
>
> > Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 22:44:14 -0800
> > From: Bill Barker <wbarker@wilshire.com>
> > Reply-To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: what is catalina?..
> >
> > Catalina is also the name of a small island off the coast of southern
> > California.  I, personally, have no idea why this was chosen as a
package
> > name (I haven't been hanging out here that long).  Especially since the
> > principal author doesn't live in So. CA.
> >
>
> Bill's right about "Jakarta".  Using "Catalina" was my idea, because I
> wrote most of the original code that became it.  The reasons are mundane,
> but here they are for the record:
>
> * Even though I don't live in Southern CA, I've always liked
>   what I've read and seen of Catalina Island.
>
> * One of the towns on the island is Avalon, and we were (at the
>   beginning) considering using the Avalon Framework
>   (http://jakarta.apache.org/avalon/) for the internal architecture.
>   It would have been a cute tie-in, but alas it didn't happen
>   that way.
>
> * When I'm coding, I regularly have one or more cats wandering
>   around my lap and adding to the whitespace when they don't
>   think I put enough (you don't need fingers to press the space bar :-).
>
> Another "code name" you'll hear in the Tomcat world is Jasper -- that's
> the name of the JSP page compiler part of Tomcat.  That name was carried
> over from even before my time, but I'm sure it probabbly came from the
> alliteration (JaSPer).
>
> Craig McClanahan
>
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