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From Jess Holle <>
Subject Re: [5.5] Packaging
Date Wed, 25 Aug 2004 16:42:15 GMT
I would *guess* that those not bothering to move from 1.3 (for whatever 
reason) are mostly the same folk who won't upgrade to a more recent 
Tomcat version anyway.

Jess Holle

Shapira, Yoav wrote:

>>"Write once, run anywhere" - why would you choose a target that will
>>run for a (significant) number of people, and try to force them to
>>choose between upgrading tomcat and upgrading other software ?
>I don't think the number is significant.  It's very subjective, and I
>have no empirical data, just opinion from the tomcat-user list.  If
>someone could show, for example, that more than a tenth of Tomcat users
>run with JDK 1.3 in production, I'd be convinced me JDK 1.3 is still
>I completely agree WORA is essential, possibly the biggest advantage of
>the Java language/platform.  But then why aren't we coding/building to
>JDK 1.1 or J2ME?  It's a question of tradeoffs.  Maybe we should have a
>vote on whether Tomcat 5.5 should require JDK 1.5?
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