Apache Tomcat Development
A number of additional third party components may be used with Apache Tomcat, but are not
provided directly in the downlad bundle for a variety of reasons. These may be built by
users should they need it.
The additional components are built using the
extras.xml Ant script which is
present in the source bundle of Tomcat.
The build process is the following:
- Follow the build instructions to build a Tomcat binary from
the source bundle (note: it will be used by the build process of the additional components, but
does not need to be actually used later on)
- Execute the command
ant -f extras.xml to run the build script
- The additional components JARs will be placed in the
- Refer to the documentation below about the usage of these JARs
|Full commons-logging implementation
Tomcat uses a package renamed commons-logging API implementation which is hardcoded to use
the java.util.logging API. The commons-logging additional component builds a full fledged
package renames commons-logging implementation which can be used to replace the implementation
provided with Tomcat. See the logging page for usage instructions.
|Web Services support (JSR 109)
Tomcat provides factories for JSR 109 which may be used to resolve web services references.
Place the generated catalina-ws.jar as well as jaxrpc.jar and wsdl4j.jar (or another implementation
of JSR 109) in the Tomcat lib folder.