Tomcat support improvements

Registered by Thierry Carrez on 2010-04-28

The 10.04 cycle saw a lot of improvements in usability for the tomcat6 package. What can we do now to better support the needs of users developing and deploying Tomcat in production ? Is there even better defaults that we should use ?

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Jos Boumans
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Thierry Carrez
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Thierry Carrez
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for maverick
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon maverick-alpha-3
Started by
Thierry Carrez on 2010-05-28
Completed by
Thierry Carrez on 2010-08-02

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Status:
Completed.

Complexity:
maverick-alpha-3: 2

Work items for maverick-alpha-2:
Fix tomcat to respect the user defined in /etc/default/tomcat6 (Bug 557300): DONE
Fix improper group write permission for /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps (Bug 569118): DONE
General directory permissions review: DONE
Merge back in Debian the libservlet2.5 transition already done in Ubuntu main: DONE

Work items for maverick-alpha-3:
Add debconf questions about user/group to run under: DONE
Add debconf questions about default JVM options: DONE
Rebase patch on 6.0.28-1, commit to Debian: DONE
Wait for debian upload, sync back to Ubuntu: DONE
Document how to package applications with tomcat6 -- http://is.gd/dQBgP : DONE

mathiaz review - 20100526:
 - looks good to me.

jib review / 20100526:

  * Suggested priority: 2

  * Suggested Subcycle: Alpha3 - No rush and may be good work for Java head?
    * Some work needs to happen in alpha2 (linked to a SRU that the support team asked for), see wi below -- ttx
    * Given how intimate I am with the codebase, I prefer to lead this one (I already started working on the urgent items) --ttx
    * "Hibernate migration to main" is a perfect spec for Java head, as it allows to see and touch Java packaging on a large number of packages (and bring expertise to cut down deps where needed) --ttx

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