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From Filip Hanik - Dev Lists <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release build 5.5.27
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2008 17:58:14 GMT
I wont stop this release, there are way too many important fixes.
the only way this release wont happen, is if we don't get 3+ stable votes,
then we do another release


George Sexton wrote:
> William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>> George Sexton wrote:
>>> I guess I'm not understanding how you use the term regression. 
>>> 5.5.25 for sure did not have this problem.
>>> 5.5.26 introduced it, and 5.5.27 has it.
>>> How do you mean regression?
>> x.y.-1 was free of it and x.y.-0 demonstrated it.
>> This is x.y.-2 is free of it, x.y.-1 demonstrated it, and x.y.-0 still
>> has it.  From the perspective of a release manager, this is no reason
>> to stop the release.  It's certainly a good idea to do *another* release
>> in the near future to address it, but not to keep the fixes between
>> 5.5.26 and 5.5.27 out of users' hands.
> I think using your definition, it is then a regression.
> For me this is a critical error. Tomcat 5.5.26 and 5.5.27 don't work 
> when run under the security manager.
> It's really not a trivial corner case. Did you look at my stack trace 
> from Saturday? Trying to open a socket in one part of my code 
> triggered the bug. The class loader is looking for a 
> in context/WEB-INF/classes and it's bombing.
> I'm really not trying to be overly picky here, but if the whole 
> security manager functionality is broken, that's a pretty big thing. 
> The fact that it was broken in the last release, and will be broken in 
> the new release is even worse.
> From now until the NEXT release is created, people will be posting it 
> as a bug, which will then get marked RESOLVED, INVALID. They will then 
> re-open and wonder why it was closed. It will then be explained that 
> the fix is in CVS and that's why it was closed. The end user will then 
> want to know when the release with the fix will be present.
> Whatever. I've made my opinion known. If the release gets done with 
> the bug still in it, then I'm a big enough boy to apply the patch and 
> re-compile it so things work.

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