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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject [VOTE] Release Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M26
Date Wed, 02 Aug 2017 21:30:23 GMT
The proposed Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M26 release is now available for voting.

This is a milestone release for the 9.0.x branch. It should be
noted that, as a milestone release:
- Servlet 4.0 is not finalised
- The EGs have not started work on JSP 2.4, EL 3.1 or WebSocket 1.2/2.0

Note that the 9.0.0.M23 and 9.0.0.M24 release votes were cancelled due
to regressions. The 9.0.0.M25 vote passed but a regression was found
shortly afterwards.

The major changes compared to the 9.0.0.M22 release are:

- Correct a regression in 9.0.0.M22 that prevented Tomcat from shutting
  down cleanly.

- Add LoadBalancerDrainingValve, a Valve designed to reduce the amount
  of time required for a node to drain its authenticated users.

- When generating JSP runtime error messages that quote the relevant JSP
  source code, switch from using the results of the JSP page parsing
  process to using the JSR 045 source map data to identify the correct
  part of the JSP source from the stack trace. This significantly
  reduces the memory footprint of Jasper in development mode, provides a
  small performance improvement for error page generation and enables
  source quotes to continue to be provided after a Tomcat restart.

- Add support for a Tomcat specific deployment descriptor,
  /WEB-INF/tomcat-web.xml

- Add ExtractingRoot, a new WebResourceRoot implementation that extracts
  JARs to the work directory for improved performance when deploying
  packed WAR files.

Along with lots of other bug fixes and improvements.


For full details, see the changelog:
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/tomcat/trunk/webapps/docs/changelog.xml

It can be obtained from:
https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/tomcat/tomcat-9/v9.0.0.M26/
The Maven staging repo is:
https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachetomcat-1147/
The svn tag is:
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/tomcat/tags/TOMCAT_9_0_0_M26/

The proposed 9.0.0.M26 release is:
[ ] Broken - do not release
[ ] Alpha - go ahead and release as 9.0.0.M26

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