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From "Ryan M. Waters" <>
Subject Re: question on velocity-tools-1.1 examples :: simple.war
Date Fri, 04 Mar 2005 21:35:26 GMT
Cool.  I uninstalled Tomcat 5.5.7 (not marked alpha or beta) and 
installed Tomcat 5.0.28 (also a currently stable version).

Both simple.war and layout.war worked just fine.  w00t!

- thanks Tim

Tim Colson (tcolson) wrote:
> Howdy Ryan -
> I don't know if anyone has had the chance to check the examples in
> Tomcat 5.5 -- so it could be as simple as 5.5 is borked. (I know when I
> was personally mucking with the example wars, I was using Tomcat 4.1.)
> Apologies for the docs confusion... fortunately you've found the
> Velocity Tools stuff. There is an effort to move all the Servlet stuff
> completely out of the Core Velocity project and point everyone at the
> Tools sub-project. Will and others are working hard at making that
> happen in their not-so-copious spare time.
> Cheers,
> Timo
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Ryan M. Waters [] 
>>Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 2:05 PM
>>Subject: question on velocity-tools-1.1 examples :: simple.war
>>I've read through the list (and online/offline documentation) in an 
>>effort to rule out a lazy question, so I hope that this 
>>particular one 
>>hasn't been asked before.
>>What I'm trying to do is get the velocity-tools simple.war example 
>>application to work.  I'm running a fresh install of Tomcat 5.5 on 
>>Windows (bleh) XP, velocity 1.4 and velocity-tools-1.1
>>Tomcat runs fine.  Also, I can successfully drop in the layout.war 
>>example application and it runs fine, too(!).  When I drop in 
>>simple.war, tomcat wigs with the following:
>><from tomcat's stdout_20050304.log>
>>Mar 4, 2005 2:39:06 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig 
>>INFO: Deploying web application archive simple.war
>>Mar 4, 2005 2:39:08 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig 
>>SEVERE: Error deploying web application archive simple.war
>>For more information on my environment, I have the following 
>>.jar files, 
>>copied from velocity and velocity-tools, in %tomcat%/shared/lib :
>>My JDK is Sun's Java 2 SDK, SE v1.4.2_06
>>= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
>>I very much look forward to using Velocity.  As an aside, I found it 
>>confusing that velocity-1.4 ships with servlet examples but a 
>>newbie has 
>>no hope of running them "out of the box".  For starters, there's no 
>>web.xml to tell Tomcat how to deal with *.vm files.  Perhaps there's 
>>more that's missing ... I'm still quite ignorant of velocity 
>>internals/requirements.  After reading the mailing list, I saw that 
>>velocity-tools contains everything needed for running example 
>>applications.  Along with the good documentation on how to 
>>use Velocity, 
>>examples are really what's helpful to a newb teaching 
>>themselves a new 
>>thing.  If the servlet examples in velocity-1.4 don't run as-is, why 
>>include them?
>>Thank you for Velocity, and thank you for your time.
>>- Ryan
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