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From "Paulo Gaspar" <>
Subject RE: The irony of it all (was: Re: t3 and
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2001 13:26:14 GMT

Quite interesting!
Anyway, I will use it while I like it. AND I like it very much.

It is now quite stable, much faster and extremely easy to configure.
I am very happy to have it around.

Thanks a LOT to the 3.3 team.

Lets hope 4.x will catch up soon.

Have fun,
Paulo Gaspar

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Stevens []
> Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2001 10:43 PM
> If you really want to talk irony, think about this fact:
> Tomcat 3.x will never support beyond Servlet 2.2 and JSP 1.1. At least not
> as it stands under Jakarta. The only way for this to happen would
> be for the
> Tomcat 3.x tree to be proposed to surpass the Tomcat 4.x tree and become
> something like the Tomcat 5.x tree. We know that this won't happen because
> there are enough Tomcat 4.x people who would -1 it. We already discussed
> this months ago with the big Jon vs. Costin flamewar. We don't need to go
> over it again.
> Now consider this part of the license for JSP/Servlets:
> "satisfies all testing requirements available from Sun relating
> to the most
> recently published version of the Specification six (6) months
> prior to any
> release of the clean room implementation or upgrade"
> Given that Tomcat 3.3 won't be able to satisfy that part of the
> license in a
> few more months, it will then become illegal to distribute from Jakarta.
> What are you going to do then?
> -jon
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