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From Edoardo Panfili <edoa...@aspix.it>
Subject Re: Tomcat 5.5: Jre or Jdk?
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2007 05:31:24 GMT
Hoa Doan wrote:
> What is the "-server" option and how to you turn it on?  I thought when you install Tomcat
it will ask where the JRE is not the JDK so why do you need to install JDK.
> 
> Rodrigo Ruiz <rruiz@gridsystems.com> wrote: Hi,
> 
> AFAIK, Tomcat 5.5 uses the Eclipse compiler, so it does not require a
> JDK to compile JSPs anymore.
> 
> However, a JRE comes with only a "client" virtual machine. If you want
> to run your Tomcat with a "server" virtual machine, you will need a full
> JDK.

Are you sure regarding this?
I can't see this difference in the sun documentation
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/tooldocs/solaris/java.html
http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/tools/solaris/java.html


Edoardo

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