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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject [5.0] [VOTE] Removal of the LE distribution
Date Thu, 03 Oct 2002 17:24:22 GMT
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).

+1 [ ] Yes, remove the LE distribution
-1 [ ] No, keep both distributions


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