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From NBW <>
Subject Re: J2EE on Mac
Date Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:08:46 GMT
Tomcat is not J2EE, and Glassfish is not J2EE. J2EE is a set of specs.
Tomcat contains implementations of some of them. Glassfish happens to bundle
implementation of all of them. Tomcat provides a piece of the EE stack,
installing the Glassfish application server bundle will you get one
implementation of the entire stack. The statement "installing JEE usually
causes problems" implies JEE is something apart from Tomcat that doesn't
play well with it. That's wrong. You can install other J2EE pieces along
side Tomcat just fine and they don't have to be from Glassfish. For example
you can install JMS from ActiveMQ and get your JMS piece of the EE stack
from them.  What you are really trying to say is that installing other
Servlet implementations along side Tomcat's can cause problems. Even that
statement is incorrect. I run Tomcat along side a full Glassfish install
just fine, you just have to point to the libraries you want to use (Tomcat's
or Glassfish's servlet API for example) on a per project basis depending on
where your project is going to be deployed.

The question for the OP is how much of the J2EE stack do you want/need?

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Caldarale, Charles R <> wrote:

> > From: Mighty Tornado []
> > Subject: Fwd: J2EE on Mac
> >
> > Can somebody please tell me where I can download the latest
> > J2EE for Mac?
> You do not need or want J2EE in order to compile servlets (and JSPs); the
> regular JDK is enough.
> Since you state Tomcat is already running, you must have at least a JRE
> installed already, and most likely a full JDK.  If you can run javac, you're
> ready - nothing more is needed.
> Installing the JEE usually causes problems, due to conflicts with libraries
> already supplied by Tomcat.
>  - Chuck
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