Important Distribution Notes

Due to Java classloading rules, it is impossible to ship the Apache Commons VFS™ extension to Apache Chainsaw™ OR have DBReceiver or JMSReceiver bundled with Chainsaw.

Several VFS filestore implementation jars cannot be shipped with Chainsaw because of licensing issues, and for JMSReceiver and DBReceiver you are required to have proprietary driver jars locally which we obviously can't ship. You can follow these steps to enable the DB, JMS and/or VFS components inside Chainsaw.

  1. [DBReceiver] Download the DB extension to Chainsaw
  2. [JMSReceiver] Download the JMS extension to Chainsaw
  3. [VFS] Download the VFS extension to Chainsaw
  4. [VFS] Download VFS
  5. [VFS] Download Commons Logging Jars
  6. [VFS] Download the VFS filestore implementation jars you wish to use

Place all these jars in your .chainsaw/plugins directory (the .chainsaw directory is in your home directory) Start Chainsaw, which should now recognize the existence of these components and allow you to use them.

This applies to all distributions.