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From Remy Maucherat <r...@apache.org>
Subject [ANN] Apache Tomcat 5.0.9 Beta released
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2003 09:40:45 GMT
The Tomcat Team announces the immediate availability of the first Apache 
Tomcat 5.0 Beta release: Apache Tomcat 5.0.9.

Tomcat 5.0 contains many enhancements over Tomcat 4.1, including:
* Support for the Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 PFD 3 specifications
* Performance optimizations and reduced garbage collection
* Refactored application deployer, with an optional standalone deployer 
allowing validation and compilation of a web application before putting 
it in production
* Complete server monitoring using JMX and the manager web application
* Scalability and reliability enhancements
* Improved Taglibs handling, including advanced pooling and tag plugins
* Improved platform integration, with native Windows and Unix wrappers
* Embedding of Tomcat using JMX
* Expanded documentation

Apache Tomcat 5.0.9 is a beta release, and contains the following known 
issues:
* The security contraint matching implementation may not be compliant 
with the Servlet 2.4 PFD 3 specification, due to confusion over the 
specification meaning.
* The administration web application cannot currently be used to view or 
edit hosts and connectors.
* Deployment descriptors using schemas (based on the new specifications) 
cannot currently be validated.
* An exception can occur on Tomcat startup when attempting to load 
serialized sessions. This exception should be ignored.

Downloads:
Binaries: http://jakarta.apache.org/site/binindex.cgi
Sources: http://jakarta.apache.org/site/sourceindex.cgi

Remy



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