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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Upcoming work
Date Mon, 29 Aug 2005 10:00:39 GMT
Yoav Shapira wrote:
> Hola,
> I'm virtually back from vacation ;)  Still traveling, but now for business, and
> therefore lugging my laptop along.  Thank you for the inquiry ;)
> --- Ashly Mathew Varghese <> wrote:
>>Just out of context.. What happened to Yoav?
>>- Migrate to
> IIRC, we were going to do that after the SVN migration.  Mark is doing a great
> job with the SVN task, with Henri and infra's help.  I'd estimate no more than
> another month to complete the SVN migration, right?

The SVN migration for "site" should now be in progress.

>>- Release a new stable 5.5.x.
> Yup.  5.5.11 should be a good step in that direction: I'll download and play
> around with it, but I think the changelog looks great in that it's mostly fixes
> to known issues, nothing crazy, and therefore should make a good build.
>>- Implement Servlet API 2.5:
>>There are few changes, except support for some annotations (which are
>>optional, but as Tomcat supports all web related optional J2EE features
>>...). The result would be very similar with Tomcat 5.5, with the
>>possibility of Java 5 related code cleanups (Servlet API 2.5 mandates
>>Java 5).
> Yes.  I have to say I'm happy with the current Servlet 2.5 draft: from our
> perspective, it's not much serious new work, we can remove a couple of annoying
> special case paths through the code, and we get to dismiss the compat package.
> We may want to continue making 5.5 releases for a little while after Tomcat 6.0
> is out, as I expect a bunch of users will still using JDK 1.4.
> Side note on this: the name for the CVS (or actually, SVN) area for Servlet API
> 2.5.  I'd prefer servletapi-2.5 for clarity, even though it breaks the pattern
> of jakarta-servletapi and then jakarta-servletapi-5 that we have used to date.

I agree, it's a very good idea.

>>- Implement JSP 2.1: it's a significant effort, and the issue is that
>>there doesn't seem to be anyone available. Any ideas ?
> The biggest unaddressed issue on the table at the moment, I agree.  I need to
> look through the spec draft myself.  Are the gurus (kin-man, etc.) not around
> and not available to help out?

No idea, but it seems not. MyFaces is going to need the new EL as well.

> Also, similar side note on CVS/SVN location: perhaps we put it in jspapi-2.1
> instead of servletapi-6?



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