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From Daniel Mikusa <>
Subject Re: Some questions
Date Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:18:28 GMT
On Jan 8, 2014, at 4:06 PM, CyTG <> 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 :
> 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.

but you can just set "reloadable" on your <Context /> tag.


> Thanks.
> /cytg

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