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From "Costin Manolache" <cos...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL / POLL] Issue a de-support notice for Tomcat 4
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2008 04:12:52 GMT
+1

Are you going to make any difference between 4.0.x and 4.1.x ? I think we
should drop 4.0.x sooner.

Costin

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> 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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