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From "Shapira, Yoav" <Yoav.Shap...@mpi.com>
Subject RE: ant emulation of "Upload a WAR file to install"
Date Mon, 23 Feb 2004 15:59:37 GMT

Howdy,

>This says everything...Excerpt from
>http://www.devx.com/Java/Article/17908/0/page/4
>"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.

Yoav Shapira



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