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From "Pier P. Fumagalli" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 3.3 / 4.0 confusion, rant and plan...
Date Sun, 05 Nov 2000 00:12:40 GMT <> wrote:

>> time explaining to people, "Well, 3.x is sort of this unfinished thing that
>> they weren't happy with, so they started 4.x".  To me, that DOES give the
> 3.x and 4.x are 2 different servlet containers, with very different
> design. The only confusing thing is the fact that the same name is used
> for both, and the number looks like 4 is a continuation of 3. Which one is
> better should be based on code reading and real-world testing, not on the
> number that is stick on it.

Just because we (and I put myself in that "we", being one of the very first
instigators of Jakarta since october 98 - in the Jakarta room at Sun), made
that mistake.

That's why the new Servlet Engine is called "Catalina", part of Tomcat 4.0.

> Again, I don't remember when Apache decided to throw away a particular
> design and codebase and the reasons behind it, but if Members decide so I
> don't think I can do too much about it.

Nobody decided to throw it away, but we decided that Servlet 2.3 were going
with Tomcat 4.0, and that's what we're going to stick with...

If you want to go on and make a 3.3, do it, but if you want to implement
Servlet 2.3 in that release, you'll get my -1...


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