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From Larry Isaacs <Larry.Isa...@sas.com>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] Tomcat 3.3 Milestone 4
Date Sat, 23 Jun 2001 12:01:13 GMT
The fourth milestone release of Tomcat 3.3 is available for download
and testing.  As a Tomcat 3.x release, it remains an implementation
of the Servlet 2.2 and JSP 1.1 specifications.

The Milestone 4 release offers bug fixes over Milestone 3, primarily
in the area of decoding.  Also, included in this release is the
first round of jasper refactoring, known as Jasper34, that is going
on in jakarta-tomcat-jasper.  Refer to the "readme" file for details
on how to try it out.

Though the issues with the "test" web applications (test.war,
watchdog-jsp.war, and watchdog-servlet.war) and Tag pooling
were fixed at one point, some new issues have appeared.  In this
release, Tag pooling should be disabled when running the tests.

Again, refer to the "readme" for the most current information
concerning Tomcat 3.3.  Unfortunately, the rest of the documentation
is still out of date.

If you did not try the Milestone 1, 2, or 3 releases, the following
additional information may help you make full use of the Milestone 4
release: 

1) The binary distribution has source for the connectors, but not for
   the Tomcat container.  The source from the full jakarta-tomcat CVS
   tree is available separately in the "v3.3-m4/src" directory. 

2) The new class loader scheme in this release ignores your CLASSPATH
   setting. Instead, you may add needed jars to Tomcat's "lib/apps",
   "lib/common", and "lib/container" directories. See the "readme" file
   in Tomcat's "doc" directory for details.
   Also supported are two System properties:
       org.apache.tomcat.apps.classpath
       org.apache.tomcat.common.classpath
   which add their listed classes and jars to the jars in "lib/apps"
   and "lib/common", respectively.

3) The "sanity-test" is not part of the binary distribution like it was
   with Tomcat 3.2.  However, it is available in "War" form (test.war),
   along with the Watchdog JSP (watchdog-jsp.war) and servlet tests
   (watchdog-servlet.war).  These are found in the "v3.3-m4/apps"
   directory.  Place these War files in Tomcat's "webapps" directory
   before starting Tomcat. To simplify testing, these tests can be run
   from the Admin web application. See the "readme" file in Tomcat's
   "doc" directory for details. 

Please download this release and give it a try in your environment.  The
source, rpms, and binaries may be found at: 

    http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-tomcat/release/v3.3-m4 

There are PGP signature files available in this release as well.

To log problems or bugs, as well as submit patches, please refer to: 

    http://jakarta.apache.org/site/bugs.html 

When logging bugs to Bugzilla, please specify the Program as "Tomcat 3"
and the Version as "3.3 Milestone 4". Also, supplying a test case will
greatly improve our ability to address the problem.  Please do so if at
all possible.

Thanks, 
Larry Isaacs 



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Larry Isaacs		
Larry.Isaacs@sas.com
SAS Institute Inc.


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