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From "Bill Barker" <wbar...@wilshire.com>
Subject Re: Migration from 4.1.x to Tomcat 5
Date Mon, 29 Sep 2003 06:51:03 GMT

"Marco Tedone" <mtedone@jemos.org> wrote in message
news:003301c385b6$ebb055d0$0402a8c0@jemoserver...
> Hi, which are the key anspects I shall keep in mind when migrating from
> Tomcat 4.1.xx to version 5, keeping in mind that I'm developing Struts
> application?
>
> Which are the key technology anspects I shall review in my project
> architecture, particularly related to:
>
> 1) Servlets/JSP

Tomcat 5 is backwards compatible, but JSP-2.0 is so cool, that you should
consider migrating your apps to it.

> 2) Taglibs

See answer to 1).

> 3) Tomcat starting and stopping
> 4) WAR deployment

This has been improved in Tomcat 5, especially when using the Manager
web-app.

> 5) Security

Tomcat 5 allows for a much more restrictive sandbox than Tomcat 4.

>
> At present I deploy a WAR under webapps with taglibs defined in the
web.xml
> file and make use of my personal security model (is there any reason
Tomcat
> 5 should make things easier?), I stop and start it as a service (still
> available?).
>
> Will be JSTL and JSF natively implemented? Could I just drop my
application
> from Tomcat 4.1.xx to Tomcat 5 without problems?
>
> Thanks for any reply,
>
> Marco




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