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Is it possible to rename the folder 'VAADIN' inside 'webapps'?

Mahmood shaik
5 years ago Sep 24, 2016 5:01am
Enver Haase
5 years ago Sep 27, 2016 3:35pm

Hi Mahmood,

just don't do it.

Of course it can be done, and because Vaadin is all Open Source, yes it can be done.
./server/src/main/java/com/vaadin/server/Constants.java:136:    final String THEME_DIR_PATH = "VAADIN/themes";
./server/src/main/java/com/vaadin/server/Constants.java:140:    static final String WIDGETSET_DIR_PATH = "VAADIN/widgetsets";
are places where you'd go first but since Vaadin Framework has grown over many years and we don't live in a perfect world, there are other hard-coded places in the source code as well such as:
./server/src/main/java/com/vaadin/server/BootstrapHandler.java:538:                + "/VAADIN/";
./server/src/main/java/com/vaadin/server/BootstrapHandler.java:698:                + "/VAADIN/"

The name and location of the VAADIN folder is also a subject matter of many places of documentation,
like
./documentation/advanced/advanced-embedding.asciidoc:92:          src="[replaceable]#./#VAADIN/vaadinBootstrap.js"></script>
./documentation/advanced/advanced-embedding.asciidoc:243:          src="VAADIN/vaadinBootstrap.js"></script>

If you manage to change it everywhere and recompile the software yourself, then congratulations. It's quite some work,
and doesn't achieve that much in return.

In a nutshell, this is something we don't support - and it's not really worth it if you think about it.

Just be proud you're using state of the art web technology : ) :)  so there's nothing to hide when people find out!

Best Regards,
Enver