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Subject [Tomcat Wiki] Update of "TomcatVersions" by markt
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2008 21:33:54 GMT
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The following page has been changed by markt:

The comment on the change is:
Update support status after discussion on the dev list.

- = Draft =
- Need to resolve TBDs. Specifically:
-  * Do we want to continue to provide support (currently only security fixes) for 3.3.x?
-    * markt: Suggest we drop all support for 3.x
-  * If yes, who is release manager for 3.3.x?
-  * If no, do we want to remove 3.3.x from the main download page?
-    * markt: Yes, if it is agreed to drop support for it
-  * What level of support do we want to provide for 5.5.x?
-    * markt: Bug fixes and security fixes, no enhancements
  = Overview =
  This page provides a high-level view of each of the past, current and planned major Tomcat
+ The way Apache is structured and governed it is impossible to say that there will be no
further enhancements, bug fixes or releases for a given version. Therefore, rather than use
"No" in the tables below "Highly unlikely" has been used. That said, highly unlikely means
exactly that and users of versions that are highly unlikely to see another release, even for
security fixes, should consider moving to a later version.
+ It is anticipated that releases will be provided for a maximum of 3 major versions at any
one time. It is currently planned that the last Tomcat 4.1.x release will occur no later than
June 2009. However, there are currently no firm plans for Tomcat 7 therefore, depending on
demand, Tomcat 4.1.x releases may continue beyond June 2009.
  = Tomcat 3.3.x =
  ||Spec versions:||Servlet 2.2, JSP 1.1||
- ||Enhancements:||No||
- ||Bug Fixes:||No||
- ||Security Fixes:||TBD - currently yes||
+ ||Enhancements:||Highly unlikely||
+ ||Bug Fixes:||Highly unlikely||
+ ||Security Fixes:||Highly unlikely||
+ ||Releases:||Highly unlikely||
+ ||Release Manager:||Bill Barker (billbarker)||
- ||Listed on download pages||Yes||
+ ||Listed on download pages||No||
- ||Release Manager:||???||
  = Tomcat 4.1.x =
  ||Spec versions:||Servlet 2.3, JSP 1.2||
- ||Enhancements:||No||
+ ||Enhancements:||Unlikely||
- ||Bug Fixes:||Yes||
+ ||Bug Fixes:||Unlikely||
  ||Security Fixes:||Yes||
+ ||Releases:||As required until at least June 2009. Driven by security fixes||
+ ||Release Manager:||Mark Thomas (markt)||
  ||Listed on download pages||Yes||
- ||Release Manager:||Mark Thomas (markt)||
  = Tomcat 5.5.x =
  ||Spec versions:||Servlet 2.4, JSP 2.0||
- ||Enhancements:||TBD - currently ???||
+ ||Enhancements:||Unlikely||
  ||Bug Fixes:||Yes||
  ||Security Fixes:||Yes||
+ ||Releases:||Yes||
+ ||Release Manager:||Filip Hanik (fhanik)||
  ||Listed on download pages||Yes||
- ||Release Manager:||Filip Hanik (fhanik)||
  = Tomcat 6.0.x =
  ||Spec versions:||Servlet 2.5, JSP 2.1||
- ||Enhancements:||TBD - currently Yes||
- ||Bug Fixes:||TBD - currently Yes||
+ ||Enhancements:||Yes||
+ ||Bug Fixes:||Yes||
- ||Security Fixes:||TBD - currently Yes||
+ ||Security Fixes:||Yes||
+ ||Releases:||Yes||
+ ||Release Manager:||Remy Maucherat (remm)||
  ||Listed on download pages||Yes||
- ||Release Manager:||Remy Maucherat (remm)||
  = Tomcat 6.2.x =
  ||Spec versions:||Servlet 2.5, JSP 2.1||
@@ -66, +65 @@

   * 6.x plus
   * TBD - additional features will be added to the above file
+  * Anything from that
doesn't make it into 6.x
  = Unsupported versions =
  The following versions are no longer supported. The source is still available from SVN and
both source and binary downloads are available from the archives.

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