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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat development rate.
Date Fri, 17 Sep 2004 12:13:46 GMT


>Is there any particular incompatibility that concerns you? I have been
>using the same apps basically from an early version of 4 with no
>required to upgrade other than small changes to web.xml etc to fall in
>with the newer servlet specs which tomcat has to follow and is not in
>Tomcat developers control.

I've been the same way, as a tomcat user.  The key is in designing and
implementing your app to the Servlet Specification, minimizing
dependence on container-specific behavior.

>If you are concerned then you don't need to upgrade, there are many
>on this list still running versions 3 or 4 of tomcat. In fact, unless
>are affected by bugs that are subsequently fixed or require the new
>features or more performance there isnt really a good arguement to

Well, I'd argue there are many good reasons to keep upgrading, but there
are already enough other threads on the mailing list with that argument


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