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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: Where does Tyrex fit in?
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2003 13:26:15 GMT

"Tyrex: This project seems dead (unfortunately) :-( We could replace it
with some other TM, or (I like that one better) not provide an object
factory implementation for UserTransaction by default, and let third
parties provide it. That model seems to work great for J2EE providers
(JOTM, OpenEJB, etc)."

If you need database connectivity, use dbcp.


Shapira, Yoav wrote:
> Howdy,
>>Referring to an earlier mail of mine reporting a
>>problem in setting up datasource (cannot configure
>>BasicDataSource 'null', or something like that), I
>>read somewhere in a posting that I should be sure to
>>have the tyrex.jar in my server/lib or common/lib. It
>>also said it should be standard as of 4.0 and with the
>>Tomcat distribution, but I cannot find this jar
>>anywhere in my Tomcat installation (4.1.24).
> 4.0.x != 4.1.x ;)  In the 4.0.x branch, you'd see a tyrex-
> and tyrex.license files in $CATALINA_HOME/common/lib.
>>What is it and what is it used for? Is it indeed
>>required, or was I put on a wild-goose chase?
> Tyrex is an open-source implementation of the Java Transaction Service.
> You can use it with tomcat to have JTS (and things like XADataSource) ;)
> Unfortunately the exolab folks seem to be having a lot of problems
> recently, and tyrex appears dead in the water for now.
> Yoav Shapira
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