Handling Java Webapps in Debian and Fedora
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Recently we created the DEP-7 draft and just today I was pinged over IRC
by a Fedora developer about it. It turns out that Fedora has been
debating how to deal with Java Webapps as well. Perhaps it would be
prudent to cooperate with Fedora on this.
They intend take this up on their next Java IRC meeting and we are
invited to show up as well. The time and date for the meeting has not
been decided yet. Have a look at  for more information.
I was also asked the following questions about DEP-7:
- ""How do you handle the servlet specific versions? i.e. putting
servlet 2.4, servlet 2.5 and servlet 3.0 exploded wars in the same
directory? There needs to be some subdirectories for them or at least
some marker so e.g. jetty 6 don't try to load servlet 3.0 webapps.""
- ""Has it been checked that major container implementations - tomcat
jetty support more than one webapps directory? because if we have to
hack them for that it's gonna get ugly. [...] more than one webapp
directory is needed because some webapps (e.g. tomcat-manager) needs to
go into tomcat webapp dir only.""
I am not too knowledgeable in webapps, so I hope someone with more
experience in it can help out here.
I will get back on list when I get more information about the Fedora IRC
 It sounded like they had to make an exception for their usual "every
other Wednesday at 13 UTC".
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