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From Gerd Aschemann <>
Subject Re: Soap 1.2 finally working under Linux/Tomcat 3.1 !!
Date Thu, 13 Jul 2000 16:45:37 GMT
Hi Steven,

thank you for writing up so detailled now. I had the same problem by
the beginning of the week and couldn't even use the deploy.jsp on a
SuSE Linux. So I made a minimal solution (without solving all the
problems with the samples by rebuilding soap), and sent a patch for
the documentation and some other suggestions with private email to
Sanjiva, since I don't have CVS write perms ... But he didn't come
back to this (no blame, Sanjiva, sometimes people are full with other
work, know this myself :-(

As I learned now again, things are getting done faster if sent through
a public mailing list ... So I attach my mail and the patch again to
this posting.

Steven McDowall wrote/schrieb:
> Ok..
> After 2 days of trying to get anything working under Soap for Linux/Tomcat
> 3.1
> I FINALLY got it going and it appears nifty (at least, the stockquote demo
> and my
> own little demo from "gamelan" works :-)
> So, here is what I had to do.. and it's not pretty .. ;-(

Gerd Aschemann ---
    Veröffentlichen heißt Verändern (Carmen Thomas)

------------------------- Mail -------------------------

Von: "Gerd Aschemann" <>
An: "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <>
Betreff: Re: Legal question on "IBM Public License Version 1.0"
Datum: Dienstag, 11. Juli 2000 09:57

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <>

> IBM SOAP was contributed to Apache to form the Apache SOAP project. Future
> development is going on under that project; IBM-SOAP is now a historical
> artifact.
> Apache SOAP is under continual development; so it is not exactly the
> same as IBM-SOAP. However, we believe its an improvement!

That's good to hear. However, I thing your migration to Apache needs some
improvements ;-) I was not even able to run the administration examples. The
deploy.jsp and the soap.jar seems to be inconsistent. Additionally the
ReleaseNotes.html contain some typos due to their IBM history. I attach a
patch for both of them. It additionally contains some minor fixes for
ReleaseNotes.html to make it weblint-safe. And it contains a note on how to
integrate Soap with a real Apache (running on SuSE Linux 6.2 and 6.3). Maybe
you have a better idea how to do this? The source is also missing the

To run the samples additional fixes are necessary. The smtp.jar still
contains the IBM classes ( This needs to be integrated with
the build.xml. I was only able to run the samples by manually generating
some missing classes from org.apache.soap.transport.smtp and putting them
into a jar file.

I am not very deep in your software and the Apache/Jakarta tools (such as
ant) but have some years of experience with Java, Perl and distributed
systems (Corba and Jini). Currently we are evaluating SOAP, and in
particular your implementation, wether it is suitable for Web-based B2C
interfacing. In the long run we will maybe also use it for B2B software. So
I cannot promise to really contribute to the development but wanted to ask
how to get CVS write access, so I could directly check in small

Another point is that I think that the Mail on soap-dev and soap-user needs
to be archived to enable searching for already solved problems. And maybe
you could put a note at some obvious place on the IBM-SOAP web pages that it
is replaced by the Apache version to avoid the sort of confusion I have had.
And maybe you should enforce or even encourage people to use the Apache
version to find the small problems and fix them very fast, and to get a
consolidated and stable single source base.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen/with best regards
     Gerd Aschemann

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