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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 5.0.28 release
Date Tue, 10 Aug 2004 06:03:38 GMT
I'm sorry, but can't remember - why do we still need the endorsed ?

I tought they were a temporary solution for JDK1.4 and some validation 
problems - tomcat should work fine with any SAX/DOM parser, including 
the one in JDK1.4.

The only problem is JDK1.3 - and I agree that it would be better to just 
provide a patch for 1.3 ( or ask the user to install a parser in jre/ext
or classpath, to get the same behavior as in 1.4 ). Or even better -
in Bootstrap check if we're in 1.3 and add the parser to the classpath,
otherwise use whatever is in jdk ( and maybe turn validation of if the
version of jdk and parser is not the right one ).

In any case - modularizing the distribution would be really good. Having 
a core JDK1.5 distro, and additional packages to add JDK1.4 and JDK1.3 
support is good. It would also be good to distribute more components as 
optional plug-ins.

Again - I missed a lot of discussions, probably most of this has been 
discussed, I'll try more searches on the archives :-)


Tim Funk wrote:
> Didn't we already try that with the tomcat 4 LE edition?
> -Tim
> Remy Maucherat wrote:
>> My current idea for the new branch is to ship a JDK 1.5 bundle with a 
>> separate zip/tar.gz to easily install the additional binaries when 
>> using JDK 1.4-. This will be smaller (no JMX, no Xerces) and maybe 
>> higher quality (more testing of the bundled components ?).

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