Placement of jars on Tomcat
I've been wondering a lot about the Spring distribution.
Tomcat (4.1.x) is as we all know a bit excentric about classloading etc.
Beeing a "good boy" I always place every jar needed for an application inside /WEB-INF/lib, but I wonder;
1) Is there a working way of placing the spring-jars on for example /commons/lib or something like that?
2) Does the repetition of spring jars in every app deployed on one Tomcat instance mean that RAM is consumed in vain? Could resources be saved by centralizing the spring jars?
"Murphy was an optimist"
(The O'Toole commentary on Murphy's Law)