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From Michael McGrady <>
Subject Re: [Somewhat OT] Content vs. Programming
Date Fri, 22 Oct 2004 17:58:21 GMT
You must be saying that you are using an instance of Tomcat and that 
your "content providers" are putting pages into your application in that 
instance.  If so, since you are only in development, why don't you forgo 
the war file and just bounce your application with manager to catch the 

Michael McGrady

Anthony E. Carlos wrote:

> Hello, folks!
> Based on my readings, it seems that most people running Tomcat on 
> dedicated boxes. Unfortunately, I'm in a shared environment running 
> multiple instances of Tomcat, one for each client. My problem is that 
> some clients like to update their own static content via ftp, while 
> letting me, the programmer, handle the more complex stuff.
> What stinks is that if they ftp content to the server, then I've got 
> to merge their new and changed stuff into my development box because 
> when I deploy my war file (I'm developing in a separate environment), 
> it overwrites all of their stuff.
> My content providers aren't technically savvy, so I can't expect them 
> to learn to use CVS. They're probably using some GUI program like 
> Dreamweaver to create their pages. Does anyone have a suggestion to 
> help streamline the battle of content providers versus programmers?
> I've thought of having them upload to a alternate directory and then 
> running some ant script to copy new and changed files into the Tomcat 
> directories, but that still won't help with the merging process. To 
> make things even more complicated, and we're also using Tiles so my 
> content providers have to ask me to add entries into struts-config.xml 
> and tiles-defs.xml when they create a new page.
> Is anyone else dealing with this kind of inefficiency, or do you all 
> work with just other programmers?
> m
> Thanks for your opinions,
> -Anthony Carlos
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