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From Costin Manolache <cmanola...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [5.0] [VOTE] Removal of the LE distribution
Date Thu, 03 Oct 2002 17:46:39 GMT
Remy Maucherat wrote:

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

What would it take to be 100% Apache-style licence ? Can we do some 
introspection tricks or conditional compilation to solve this ?

-- 
Costin



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