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From GOMEZ Henri <>
Subject RE: Proposed Plan: Tomcat 4.0-m3 on Wednesday
Date Tue, 17 Oct 2000 08:38:46 GMT
>I'm planning on cutting a "milestone 3" release of Tomcat 4.0 on
>Wednesday morning (October 18), prior to getting on a plane for
>ApacheCon Europe in London the following day.  There is a reasonably
>current release notes file (RELEASE-NOTES-4.0-M3.txt) in the top-level
>directory of the "jakarta-tomcat-4.0" source tree that documents what
>has changed (since M2) so far.

The RPM will be available Thursday if not too many modifications in
the structure.

>One feature that is planned for m3, but not yet available in the CVS
>sources (Pier is working hard on it :-) is a new web connector 
>to Apache
>that understands what a web application is.  This will 
>dramatically ease
>the headaches of configuring the Apache connector for all the things
>that are already specified in the web.xml file.


>NOTE 1:  This connector code should be considered EXPERIMENTAL at this
>time -- it is definitely not ready for prime time, having been tested
>only on Solaris8/x86 to date.  We're counting on some help from people
>willing to try it out in other environments and provide bug reports.
>Once it settles down, the ports to the other web servers will be added
>as well.

I could works on Linux integration for this mod.

>NOTE 2:  It is quite likely that the new Filter API in the Servlet 2.3
>public draft will be refined somewhat before final release.
>Improvements to the model are being discussed in the JSR-053 expert
>group, and will be implemented in Tomcat 4.0 as soon as they 
>are settled
>(almost certainly *after* m3 is created).  The changes are likely to
>require small but necessary changes in every filter written to the
>current API.

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