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From "iasandcb" <iasan...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: [5.0] [VOTE] Removal of the LE distribution
Date Thu, 03 Oct 2002 18:05:40 GMT
First all, I vote
<ballot>
+1 [ ] Yes, remove the LE distribution
-1 [ ] No, keep both distributions
</ballot>

Next, I'd like to make this clear: Tomcat 5 is based on JSP 2.0 spec,
which requires J2SE 1.4. Therefore Tomcat 5 also can't run without J2SE
1.4 ideally. However, I found that the new catalina engine and jasper 2
compiler for Tomcat 5 don't mandate so.
Is J2SE 1.4(or later) necessary for Tomcat 5? Or does Tomcat 5 support
J2SE 1.3(or earlier) for backward compatibitity with disabled JSP 2
feature?
My opinion on this issue is that Tomcat 5 should have J2SE 1.4 in
compliance with JSP 2.0 spec basically.

IAS

-----Original Message-----
From: Remy Maucherat [mailto:remm@apache.org] 
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 2:24 AM
To: Tomcat Developers List
Subject: [5.0] [VOTE] Removal of the LE distribution


Hi all,

Before starting to release 5.0.x milestones, I would like to propose 
having only one distribution for Tomcat 5.0.x, and standardize on what 
the LE distribution contains (so well, it's more the other distribution 
which gets removed).

It has some advantages:
- it is slightly smaller (less these days now that the XML parser has to

be shipped again with Tomcat)
- runs as-is on JDK 1.3 (because of the Xerces inclusion)
- 99% Apache or Apache-style licence (the JDBC 2 standard extension is 
needed for JDK 1.3 DataSource support :-()
- less user confusion

The main "problem" is that the user will need additional downloads for 
some of the more advanced features, and the package will also not run on

JDK 1.2 as is (but from what I've seen, JDK 1.2 compatibility may not be

a priority for developers).

<ballot>
+1 [ ] Yes, remove the LE distribution
-1 [ ] No, keep both distributions
</ballot>

Remy


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