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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject [ANN] Apache Tomcat 8.5.0 BETA available
Date Fri, 25 Mar 2016 22:10:44 GMT
The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache
Tomcat 8.5.0 BETA.

Apache Tomcat 8.0 is an open source software implementation of the Java
Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java
WebSocket and Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for
Containers technologies.

Apache Tomcat 8.5.0 is intended to replace 8.0.x and includes new
features pulled forward from the 9.0.x branch. The notable changes since
8.5.x include:

- Added support for HTTP/2, and TLS virtual hosting

- Added support for JASPIC 1.1

- The BIO connectors, support for Windows Itanium and support for Comet
  have been removed

Please refer to the change log for the complete list of changes:


Migration guides from Apache Tomcat 5.5.x, 6.0.x and 7.0.x:


- The Apache Tomcat team

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