By ford on Aug 29, 2007
A word I invented 25 years ago finds an unexpected life.
The first couple times I looked into setting up an OpenGrok server for a new project, I was quickly lost in unfamiliar territory and terminology about J2EE servlet containers and the like. There didn't seem to be a quick guide for someone who isn't a J2EE developer but who just wants to set up Tomcat and make it run an existing webapp. But I finally got around to plodding through it all and it's actually quite simple. Here I've tried to write simple instructions for doing it.
Tapping into our research into horizontal scaling in data centers and an experiment in dedicated appliances running Solaris, I collected some ideas for making Solaris more suitable for these "locked down" deployments.
An immutable OS image could solve some similar problems in very different environments.
Now you, too, can have your very own copy of the genuine Unix operating system source code...