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From Rainer Jung <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL / POLL] Issue a de-support notice for Tomcat 4
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2008 01:35:31 GMT
I agree with both of you.

Forgive me that I didn't check myself: I run into a 4.0.x release every 
now and then, especially bundled with some apps. Has 4.0 ever been put 
into end of live? I think EOL for 4.0 should be announced like for 3.x 
if this didn't happen anytime in the past.



Filip Hanik - Dev Lists schrieb:
> yes, a the timeframe of 16 months heads up sounds like a good plan. 
> still many instances of 4 running,
> another way to look at it, is to have no more than 3 versions active at 
> any point, so when TC 7 comes out, TC 4 goes to bed. I think it's too 
> hard for us to try to maintain more releases than that.
> Filip
> 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?
>> Mark
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