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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Some questions
Date Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:18:20 GMT
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Daniel,

On 1/8/14, 4:18 PM, Daniel Mikusa wrote:
> On Jan 8, 2014, at 4:06 PM, CyTG <cytg.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> New to list, if these questions are dumb please bare with me,
>> i've searched the documentation and googled howtos and questions
>> without finding specific answers to my questions.. :) .. I've
>> actually been using Tomcat for a while though interfaced and
>> deployed via Maven and different management plugins. I am quite
>> fed up with them now, thus I am here.
>> 
>> Question In the documentation : 
>> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/deployer-howto.html On
>> "Deploying on a running Tomcat server", the last line reads this
>> : "Note that web application reloading can also be configured in
>> the loader, in which case loaded classes will be tracked for
>> changes." - To me this sounds brilliant, I can drop in a single
>> class and it will get reloaded/hotdeployed in a jiff. Ill make a
>> little filesystem watcher that will copy files around as soon as 
>> they're touched in my development workspace.. sort of a
>> poor-mans-jrebel loolalike.
>> 
>> The darned thing is i cant find anything on "configuring the
>> loader" .. I assume they mean ClassLoader and by "the loader" I
>> assume it is a built-in ClassLoader .. such as WebappClassLoader
>> .. but I cant find anything on cofiguring it towards my needs. Am
>> I blind ?
> 
> I believe it's referring to this.  See the "reloadable" attribute.
> 
> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/config/loader.html
> 
> but you can just set "reloadable" on your <Context /> tag.
> 
> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/config/context.html#Common_Attributes

+1

It's
> 
also worth pointing out that Tomcat will reload the entire webapp
(including formally shutting-down the old copy, and starting-up a new
copy). So, if you have a long shutdown and/or startup process, the
"jiff" will be relative to that. Tomcat will not simply re-load the
single Class that you replaced.

- -chris
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