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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Tomcat 5.5.2 Stability
Date Mon, 27 Sep 2004 15:05:27 GMT
Shapira, Yoav wrote:
> Hi,
> I meant to post this last week, so my apologies for the delay, although
> apparently no one cared enough to remind me ;)
> Tomcat 5.5.2 has been available for 13 days now.  It was tentatively
> rated as an alpha-quality build by me when making it available for
> download.  Now I'm going to combine a couple of issues into one vote to
> see what people think.
> Please vote:
> [X] Tomcat 5.5.2 should stay Alpha: we're still doing a ton of work, or
> there are issues that are significant enough to not even make it beta.

It's just 5.5.2 :-)

> [ ] Tomcat 5.5.2 should be labeled Beta: it's more stable than 5.5.0 and
> 5.5.1, we're doing less big refactorings, we want to encourage more
> users to download it, use it, and report issues.
> [ ] Tomcat 5.5.2 should be labeled Stable: can we do this even though
> J2SE 5.0 is not Final yet?  Probably not.  But if you think it's
> rock-solid and ready for production, let's hear it ;)

I tought the decision was to have it targeted to JDK1.4 ?


> Looking at the changelog
> (
> changelog.xml) shows a number of small bug fixes and enhancements,
> except possibly for the Xerces-related refactoring which is significant.
> So I'm voting Beta: we're at the point IMHO where we want to encourage
> users to download and test it more, but it's not stable and shouldn't be
> perceived as such yet.  
> Yoav Shapira
> Millennium Research Informatics
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