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From David Rees <>
Subject Re: Where's 4.1.31?
Date Sat, 21 Aug 2004 06:29:42 GMT
Jeanfrancois Arcand wrote, On 8/20/2004 9:45 AM:
> Althrough I agree with peoples that can't move to Tomcat 5, Tomcat 5 has 
> been available for more that 1 year. That will be good for Tomcat if 
> people migrate from 4.1.x to 5 and find bugs (that way they will not be 
> carried into 5.5/6).

Although I would love to upgrade all of my sites to Tomcat 5, 
unfortunately there is one particular showstopper for me in the behavior 
difference between Tomcat 4 and 5.  Specifically, it is the fact that 
TC5 no longer pauses request processing during a context reload while 
TC4 does.

While this behavior could be worked around with load-balanced Tomcats, 
until mod_jk (or the Apache proxy module improvements) support dynamic 
reconfiguration, having to make a class change during operations can be 
disruptive.  Currently, if you wish to disable a Tomcat using mod_jk, 
you have to at least have Apache gracefully restart, which is not always 
very graceful.

IMO, if there are enough commiters willing to make/support another 4.1 
release, let them!


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