tomcat, JBoss etc. Should be headless?
ronald-freebsd6 at klop.yi.org
Tue Mar 30 11:39:17 PST 2004
On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 12:42:53 +0100 (BST), Mark Dixon
<mark at markdnet.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Given that these server type java ports run as daemon processes in the
> backgroundm wouldn't it be wise to start them up with
> -Djava.awt.headless=true set?
> If nobody can think of a disadvantage to this, I'll work on a patch that
> makes it an tuneable in the makefiles with an eye to making it a default
> option at a later date.
You can make it a tuneable, but I do run Tomcat with Xvfb (X virtual
framebuffer) to generate images from a servlet.
I think ports shouldn't do everything. There is also a responsibilty of
the user/developer to understand how things work.
But than again... a tuneable never hurts.
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