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From "Sergey Vidyuk" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Dependency Graph
Date Sun, 02 Dec 2007 17:04:30 GMT
I've generated some graphs and dot files but graphviz can't generate
graph for classes deps.
I'll try to resolve this and submit some code.


On Dec 1, 2007 6:14 PM, Yoav Shapira <> wrote:
> Sergey,
> On Dec 1, 2007 8:24 AM, Sergey Vidyuk <> wrote:
> > I've plan to write scripts that generate tomcat dependency for jars and classes
and submit it to you.
> > Can you explain how you would like to see it and who can help me with
> > details about that task?
> This entire list ( is open to you and we can
> help you.  Please subscribe to the list by following the directions at
>, if you haven't
> already.
> As for the format of the scripts and the resulting output: it's mostly
> up to you.  We run all our scripts on Linux, and we use Ant for
> building Tomcat.  So an Ant build.xml file that generates the
> dependency graphs would be great.
> Personally, I am a big fan of GraphViz ( for
> this sort of task.  I think it's a good candidate for three reasons.
> First, it's free and easy to use.  Second, it's designed for and thus
> it's excellent at displaying very large graphs with many dependencies.
>  Third, it lets you separate the graph structure from the output.
> That way your Ant script can just output the .dot file that GraphViz
> takes as an input.
> However, that's just one tool.  Like I said, the choice is yours.  If
> you prefer another tool, that's fine.
> Yoav

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