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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL / POLL] Issue a de-support notice for Tomcat 4
Date Mon, 18 Feb 2008 15:09:56 GMT

On Feb 14, 2008, at 7:12 PM, Mark Thomas wrote:

> All,
>
> Tomcat 4 has been in maintenance mode for some time now with nearly  
> all changes either updating libraries or fixing security bugs. I am  
> happy to continue acting as release manager for as long as there are  
> three +1s when there is a release.
>
> However, there will come a time when it makes sense to cease  
> supporting Tomcat 4.1.x. Rather than just announce it, as we did for  
> 5.0.x, I think we should try and give our users some notice to  
> encourage them to move off 4.1.x and to give them time to plan the  
> move.
>
> Therefore, my proposal is that we issue a de-support notice for  
> Tomcat 4.
>
> The poll is what date we announce for the end of Tomcat 4 support.  
> Around 12 months notice seems reasonable to me so I am going to  
> suggest 30 June 2009. Do people think this is enough notice?  
> Alternative suggestions welcome.
>
> The web pages would also need the appropriate updates.
>
> Thoughts?
>

+1


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