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From Larry Isaacs <>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Removal of mod_jk for Apache 2.0 from jakarta-tomcat f or T omcat 3.3
Date Mon, 10 Sep 2001 16:54:47 GMT
Hi Henri,

I appreciate your efforts concerning the connectors.  My
position is that Tomcat 3.3 needs to have stable Ajp13
connectors for Apache 1.3, IIS, and to the extent we
can, Netscape.  A connector for Apache 2.0 should come out
of jakarta-tomcat-connectors instead of jakarta-tomcat.
Given that connectors were part of 3.2.x releases, I'm
very reluctant to remove all of them from 3.3.

Since we are approaching an attempt to release, I need to
impose the restriction on the connectors that no features be
added and only safe fixes be applied.  I believe this
restriction is best imposed on the jakarta-tomcat tree at this
time and not jakarta-tomcat-connectors where Apache 2.0 is

If there are bug fixes in J-T-C that would benefit the J-T
connectors, and they are safe and easy to apply, then they
are worth considering to port. If one is needed, but may not
be safe, please let me know of the issue.  Otherwise, don't
bother back porting J-T-C changes to J-T.

I plan to go ahead and delete the J-T Apache 2.0 support
once we know there isn't anything there that we need to port
to J-T-C.  You may be the best judge as to when the deletion
can occur.  If you could let me know, or suggest how I might
check, I would appreciate it.

I don't anticipate doing much, if any, maintenance on the
connectors after the Tomcat 3.3 release.  So hopefully,
this should be a temporary pain, and shouldn't be that
painful since the J-T connectors should be stable
already (given there is some recent work on input chunking
that we hope to have debugged soon, perhaps already.
Thanks Keith).  If there are issues where I shouldn't
consider them stable, please let me know so we can
address them.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: GOMEZ Henri []
> Sent: Monday, September 10, 2001 4:39 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [VOTE] Removal of mod_jk for Apache 2.0 from 
> jakarta-tomcat
> f or T omcat 3.3
> +1
> Let me comment at little.
> I'm currently working in porting changes in 
> JT to JTC and from JTC to JT.
> For example, recent change in AJP13 chunk support
> in JT are not in JTC and latest stuff for Apache 2.0.26-dev
> not in JT.
> Let me say that it's just a nightmare to work on two branches 
> (but that's allready a known problem :)
> Could we go a step farther and concentrate on just J-T-C.
> My question is, why not working today only in JTC and make
> use regular snapshot of JT instead of trying to maintain 
> 2 sets of code ?
> Pier is allready doing that for mod_webapp and have removed
> (correct Pier ?) all the connector part from Tomcat 4.0 tree,
> and is using JTC snapshot of WA at each TC 4.0 release ...
> -
> Henri Gomez                 ___[_]____
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