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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Authentication and Authorization
Date Sun, 09 Sep 2001 16:58:41 GMT
Can we get to a release candidate?  Either that, or we branch, and make someone
responsible for porting forward all 2.0 patches to 2.1.  I don't know of anyone
who has the time or inclination to monitor and take responsiblity for applying
all such patches forward ;)  Tomcat's repository contains several parallel 
branches, but that requires maintenance, and since the same half-dozen committers 
work and maintain all branches in parallel, this isn't too bad.

But note that several security fixes were backported very late from the 3.3 branch
back to the Tomcat 3.2.2 branch, nearly slipping past the GA release.  It's a bit
of dicey busniess for a 'want to'.  Can I suggest you write the code to split them
and propose it, let others hack on it, while a few of us try to take 2.0 to GA?
Then we can branch, continue security and bug fixes to both the 2.0 and 2.1 branch 
past its initial GA release, and authn/authz hackers can go a little crazy on the
2.1 branch?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Graham Leggett" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2001 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: Authentication and Authorization

> "William A. Rowe, Jr." wrote:
> > -1 (veto) for 2.0 development.  I'd love to see this happen.
> > Not in the current cycle.  I was actually contemplating an entire
> > split between the authn/authz storage and methods.  But that can't
> > happen in this cycle either if we ever want to get to release.
> >From what it seems the focus of v2.0 has shifted from being a pure
> development track to a get-it-out-of-the-door track.
> Is it not time to start up a v2.1 development track for people to play
> around in without affecting the stabilising efforts of people in v2.0?
> Regards,
> Graham 
> -- 
> -----------------------------------------
> "There's a moon
> over Bourbon Street
> tonight..."

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