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From "Bill Barker" <wbar...@wilshire.com>
Subject Re: How strongly Tomcat 5.5.x will be committed to JDK 1.4.x in future..
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2005 17:17:59 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Costin Manolache" <cmanolache@yahoo.com>
To: <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: How strongly Tomcat 5.5.x will be committed to JDK 1.4.x in
future..


> The current servlet spec doesn't requires J2SE 5.0 - only the next one (
> another stupid forced, unjustified transition IMO ).
>
> I would assume JDK1.4 will be supported for a while, as long as the
> current version of the servlet spec is in use.
> Tomcat3.3, which supports JDK1.1, has been maintained for quite a while
> after switching to JDK1.3 and then JDK1.4. I don't see how anyone who
> has been around for past upgrades could expect a mass migration to the
> new servlet spec and JDK1.5.
>

Actually, TC 3.3.3-dev currently requires JDK1.2.  See BZ #28921.

>
> Costin
>
> Yoav Shapira wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Tomcat 5.5 will always allow JDK 1.4.  Tomcat 6.0, as required by the
J2EE 5
> > specifications, will require J2SE 5.0.  I repeat, for emphasis, that
this is
> > required by the J2EE 5 Specification itself, which Tomcat 6.0 will
support: it
> > is not our decision to drop support for JDK 1.4.
> >
> > Yoav
> >
> > --- Girish Vasvani <girish_vasvani@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>We'r puzzled between tomcat 5.0.x and 5.5.x.
> >>Due to our product restrictions we can't use JDK 1.5. Looked at jakarta
web
> >>site, it seems that using tomcat 5.5.x seriese compated to 5.0.x is a
good
> >>idea and recommended.
> >>
> >>Before committing our product to tomcat 5.5.9, I want to know how much
tomcat
> >>dev team will be committed to supporting JDK 1.4.x going forward ?
> >>
> >>thanks in advance for your help,
> >>Girish
> >>
> >>
> >>
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