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From "Dean A. Hoover" <>
Subject Re: ant emulation of "Upload a WAR file to install"
Date Mon, 23 Feb 2004 16:05:02 GMT
Shapira, Yoav wrote:

>>This says everything...Excerpt from
>>"Tomcat does not detect changes to the WAR archive, so it does not
>>automatically deploy new versions of an application when new WAR files
>>are copied over old ones in the Tomcat deploy directory (except in the
>>case of statically specified Tomcat applications in the server.xml
>>configuration file)."
>Note that: 
>- The DevX article writer would have done well to tell people about the
>Ant tasks tomcat supplies in order to deploy/undeploy/restart webapps,
>instead of encouraging people to write their own (possibly buggy, likely
>incompatible with future tomcat versions) tasks.
>- The article was written prior to the release of tomcat 5 stable, which
>contains behavioral changes in this area.
Like what? I am using 4.1.29 and ant 1.6. All I want to do is emulate 
the behavior
of the upload war file form in the browser manager. I do not seem to be 
able to do
that with the ant manager tasks that come with 4.1.29. Are there more in 

>Yoav Shapira
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