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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Upgrade your webapps easily HOW-TO (requires ant/manager app practice)
Date Thu, 01 May 2003 17:50:20 GMT

I just wanted to say thanks for two things:

1. Contributing something, anything, instead of just ranting like an
unfortunate amount of people on the list,

2. Following a very nice question/answer/finding answer
unsatisfactory/inquiries on dev list/develop patch/publish patch

That's how it should be done, and I hope more people follow the same
process, so thanks again and kudos.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Johannes Fiala []
>Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 1:22 PM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: Upgrade your webapps easily HOW-TO (requires ant/manager app
>Hi there,
>I just created a patch for my release-switching problem, which allows
>deploy a Context which points to a specific docBase to Tomcat. This
>you to have a lightweight "pointer-app" which only points to a specific
>version of your webapp (=the current version).
>Suppose you want to update your application myapp-1.0 to myapp-1.1.
>The lightweight pointer-app is named myapp and starts pointing to
>After you have deployed the new myapp-1.1 and run production-level
>against it, you sooner or later want to upgrade myapp to point to
>myapp-1.1. You can do that by changing the docBase parameter in
>context.xml of myapp and then redeploying myapp using the ant manager
>You should already have used the manager app and ant to understand the
>More info:
>You can upgrade to new releases of your apps
>- easily
>- safely (preventing yourself from bad surprises after deploying your
>- and with a minimized downtime experience for your end users.

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