There is a current discussion on the sakai-dev list about the recent switch to Tomcat 7 and some new features in Tomcat that meant startup times took a bit longer than they used to.
As it turns out there is a new feature in Tomcat 7 that scans jar files for various Servlet 3 features. However the CLE code doesn’t use any Servlet 3 features yet.
So we can just disable the scanning and cut our startup times by a fair amount. On my local full trunk deployment I was able to reduce my startup from 175 seconds down to 89 seconds.
To do this, in catalina.properties, set:
So far, all CLE tools in 2.10 appear fully functional. If you try this and experience issues, please let me know in the comments, or post on list.