This module allows you to very easily run Java services that rely on complex configuration at the VM and library level. It also provides an easy way of specifying a sensible 'default' configuration that can be overridden by specific applications should they need to.
Easy co-existence of multiple Virtual Machines
Any number of VMs can be supported and used concurrently on the same machine. Developers don't need to know where the JDK/JRE resides, just a symbolic name for it.
Easy co-existence of multiple versions of JAR files
Any number of different versions of the same JAR file may co-exist. SJ sorts out which ones to use and only places those JAR files that are required in an application's CLASSPATH
Control over BOOTCLASSPATH variables
All three flavours of the bootclasspath can be configured on a system-wide and application specific basis.
PID files can be automatically generated and placed wherever you wish.
Cache of executable scripts
Application configuration files are cached as executable scripts that can be directly invoked.
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New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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