ModjyWarPackaging » History » Version 1
Alan Kennedy, 2009-03-22 08:47 PM
h1. Modjy WAR packaging
h2. Why WAR deployment.
When you deploy WSGI web applications in a java servlet container, such as "Apache Tomcat":http://tomcat.apache.org or "Glassfish":https://glassfish.dev.java.net/ , there are two different ways you can deploy
# You deploy your application using a particular directory structure.
# You can deploy your application as a single file. This file is a "WAR file":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAR_file , and actually is an archive of the same directory structure described above.
So, if your application is working correctly when deployed as a directory structure, then building a WAR file is a very simple extra step.
h2. How to build a WAR file.
First, build the directory structure of your application. If you're not certain how to build this structure, a simple way forward is to take the demo *modjy_webapp* directory from the jython distribution, and tweak that structure to meet your needs.
When you're happy with the contents of the directory hierarchy, execute a command like this, in the top level of your directory hierarchy, e.g. the *modjy_webapp* directory.
$JAVA_HOME/bin/jar cvf WARNAME.war .
Where WARNAME is the name of the WAR file you want to create, and $JAVA_HOME refers to the location where your JDK or JRE is installed.
h2. Django WAR packaging.
There is a dedicated page for [[ModjyAndDjango|django and modjy]].
h2. Pylons WAR packaging.
There is a dedicated page for [[ModjyAndDylons|django and pylons]].