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From "Bill Barker" <wbar...@wilshire.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL / POLL] Issue a de-support notice for Tomcat 4
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2008 03:30:53 GMT
Since you are the only one maintaining this branch, I really can't vote 
against the [PROPOSAL] if you no longer want to continue supporting it.  +1

"Mark Thomas" <markt@apache.org> wrote in message 
news:47B4D90B.8040703@apache.org...
> 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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