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From Glenn Nielsen <gl...@voyager.apg.more.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Plan for Apache Tomcat 4.1
Date Thu, 25 Apr 2002 09:16:10 GMT
Remy Maucherat wrote:
> 
> > There are a few additional items I would like to see added.
> >
> > 1.  Port my recent mod_jk/apache1.3 new features to mod_jk/Apache2.0
> >     and to jk2 as costin requested.  This makes those connectors for
> >     use with Apache more consistent.
> 
> Ok.
> 
> > 2.  Resolve a problem Craig mentioned with Context start/stop/reload
> >     where not all resources are removed/restarted such as Filters and
> >     Listeners.
> 
> I don't see what you're talking about. If it's the problem with
> startup/shutdown order, then it has been fixed.
> 

Here is what Craig stated regarding context start/stop events:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > - reload
> >
> > Reloads Context if it is a directory, does not reload if
> > it is running from a war file. A reload does not reload
> > the web applications web.xml. So if you make configuration
> > changes to the web.xml file you need to do a stop/start.
> >
> 
> I'm not sure that stop/start actually does the right thing currently
> (haven't ever looked at that scenario), because it doesn't remove anything
> that was configured by the "old" web.xml file.
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> > 3.  Metrics generated that document real performance improvements in
> >     Jasper 2 to justify releasing it with Tomcat 4.1.
> 
> Even if it's not much faster, it is a lot more maintainable and tweakable in
> the long run. So to test it, we should release it.
> 

Ok.

> > 4.  Implement my recent proposal for jasper 2 so that it recognizes
> >     changes to dependent compile time included pages and recompiles
> >     the dependent JSP page.  This is a frequent problem/question
> >     Tomcat users report.
> 
> Ok.
> 
> > 5.  Go through the bug reports and create a FAQ for frequent problems.
> >     Include this on the Tomcat site and with the distribution.  I
> >     have already started work on the framework and some initial FAQ's.
> 
> Ok.
> 
> > I also think the release schedule is too aggressive.  I would like to
> > hold off on a beta 1 until May 10, beta 2 May 24, RC 1 June 3.
> 
> I'd say I hope it won't be needed, as the HEAD branch has recieved all the
> bugfixes the main branch had. From the get go, I'd say it should be
> reasonably stable. So at least to see where we are in terms of stability, I
> really want to cut a Beta 1 ASAP. If it turns out to be good, then the
> schedule indicated may be realistic.
> 

Ok.  With the new apache httpd versioning/release scheme.

> For example, one of the major new modules (the new HTTP/1.1 connector) has
> recieved separate testing through Coyote, and has been found to be solid. So
> I'm optimistic :)
> 
> > I am +1 for doing a release and will help.
> 
> Thanks :)
> 
> Remy
> 
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