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From "Javier Ortiz" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Netbeans Project... WildCat
Date Sun, 27 May 2007 21:09:42 GMT
Sounds great Sadly I don't have the linux experience you need to help.

On 5/26/07, Johnny Kewl <> wrote:
> Everyone probably knows by now that I think Tomcat is pure magic.
> I been trying to find a way to bridge the gap between the super keen user
> and the developer.
> One can become and expert user, and still find those guru's in the dev
> list intimidating.
> It probably isnt as big a deal for the linux user... linux itself is a
> development tool, but to the windows user, getting from expert user to
> someone that can find their way around the code is not so easy.
> So what I've been up to is converting (as little as possible) Tomcat to a
> pure Netbeans project.
> I call it Wild Cat... because it should never be confused with the
> professional Tomcat.
> Its turning out to be a magic play zone and an excellent way to get to
> know the code.
> This is where I'm at....
> + One can dump the src into a Netbeans project, click compile and you have
> a working Tomcat.
> + That means one can run it in debug, and watch it working from the
> inside.
> + Its tomcat 6.0.13... but is wears a Tomcat 5.5 mask... the reason I did
> that is so that to netbeans (remember netbeans is a servlet dev
> environment)... is so that if you tell Netbeans that the DIST folder or
> BUILD folder of WildCat is a Tomcat 5.5 server... it thinks it is, and
> Tomcat (Wildcat) works just the same from inside netbeans, and from the
> servlet dev env.
> + So... you can run your servlets against the Tomcat source... now that is
> cool. I havent had a chance to test it yet, but where I'm trying to get to
> is the ability to debug from servlet straight  into Tomcat source.
> + Can also start and stop it from the Bin scripts... and one can also just
> double click on WildCat, and you get a GUI... and you can control it from
> their... the GUI also has a teminal window so you can watch the Tomcat
> messages.
> + Its not meant to be a slick package like tomcat... its a huge jar with 2
> libs... but its a magic way to watch Tomcat working.
> .... Thats as far as I've got... but I need a little help before sticking
> the source on a site for everyone to play with. I develop on windows... and
> I'm looking for a linux person that is super keen on Tomcat and also runs
> Netbeans. Someone that wants to play with Tomcats source and that will pick
> up linux problems... like scripts and I may have used a \ somewhere in the
> code.
> Thanks... I'll stick it on a site as soon as I  got it all tested.
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