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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Servlet 3.1, Tomcat 8 etc.
Date Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:58:14 GMT
On 01/08/2011 19:32, Christopher Schultz wrote:
> Mark,
> 
> On 8/1/2011 12:05 PM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>> On 01/08/2011 16:45, Christopher Schultz wrote:
>>> Mark,
>>> 
>>> On 7/26/2011 1:30 PM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>>>> The Servlet EG is starting to discuss changes to the Servlet
>>>> API for 3.1. It would be useful if the option existed to
>>>> implement some of these changes in Tomcat trunk. The benefits
>>>> of this are: - we can see how feasible the API changes are to
>>>> implement - users can try out the new APIs (assuming we do a
>>>> Tomcat 8 alpha release)
>>> 
>>> How much of this stuff could reasonably be built-into Tomcat 7 
>>> without breaking anything?
>> 
>> None. The TCK will fail as soon as any changes are made to the
>> API.
> 
> Ooh, so until the TCK is updated to tolerate Servlet 3.1, we will be 
> unable to run TCK tests against trunk. That seems ... non-ideal.

We won't get the TCK until after the spec has gone final. As an EG
member I should have access to it before then but I am new to this so
we'll have to wait and see.

Mark

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