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From "Martin Gainty" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Not An App Server
Date Mon, 17 Jul 2006 20:06:53 GMT
commons/lib is for CATALINA specific implementations as well as any jar'ed versions of new
Jasper compiler(s)

Can you provide a quick overview of the desired outcome for this effort

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Timothy Collett" <>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: Tomcat Not An App Server

> On Jul 17, 2006, at 2:43 PM, Mike Wannamaker wrote:
>> I thought maybe it was possible to add something to server.xml to  
>> get a
>> component to startup.  Perhaps I'd have it implement a Tomcat  
>> Interface but
>> I could do that and then have it only start once per Tomcat Instance.
>> Either way I need my jar in $TOMCAT_HOME/shared/lib.  That is the  
>> one I put
>> it in right?  Not $TOMCAT_HOME/common/lib?
> If you want something to start before all the other webapps, my  
> feeling is it would need to do *something* with the container itself,  
> and thus would need to be in common/lib.
> If you are willing to modify server.xml, then you can probably write  
> an implementation of Host or Engine (whether or not it's a subclass  
> of StandardHost or StandardEngine as I suggested before), and put its  
> class name in server.xml, and that should do what you want.  You  
> might be able to do the same with a Valve: I'm not sure as I've never  
> worked with Valves.
> Either way, it should, indeed, just be a jar you drop into common/lib  
> and an attribute you add/change in server.xml.
> Timothy Collett
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