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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: [5.5] Packaging
Date Wed, 25 Aug 2004 16:34:28 GMT


>"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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