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21 April 2010, 17:06

Canonical and MuleSoft partner to improve Tomcat packaging

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MuleSoft Logo Middleware specialist MuleSoft, formerly Mulesource, has announced that it has partnered with Ubuntu sponsor Canonical. Under the agreement, MuleSoft will help to improve the Apache Tomcat packaging for Ubuntu and Debian. COO of Canonical Matt Asay said that, “We share MuleSoft’s goal in improving the experience for users of open source software,” adding that, “The work that MuleSoft is doing will dramatically simplify the installation, configuration and use of Tomcat for the Debian and Ubuntu communities.”

The two companies hope that the contributions will improve the "out-of-the-box" usability of Tomcat in the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, in Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" and future releases. Improvements to the Tomcat packaging – the latest stable 6.0.24 release – include Authbind as the standard method for binding Tomcat to ports lower than 1024, defaulting the security manager to the disabled state and implementing restarts with the init script. Additionally, the JSVC set of libraries and applications is no longer used by the package

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