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From "Lemke, Michael IZ/HZA-IOR" <>
Subject RE: Why tomcat 4 or even 3?
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2004 13:38:01 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Villar 
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 3:03 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Why tomcat 4 or even 3?
> That's true yoav, actually i live off that kind of things, 
> however, what 
> really amazes me is the messages that arrive at this list 
> saying "i've 
> just installed 4.1.x"..... the scenario you explained of 
> replication a 
> production environment on test grounds is a good approach, 
> but i don't 
> think everyone out there is deploying a test environment when 
> installing 
> the 4 branch. 

Since I just posted such a message let me explain why I am 
installing 4.1.x.  It is for a third party software the latest
release of which requires Servlet spec 2.3.  That is supported
by TC 4 only.  The vendor does not take any responsibilty that
their product will work with Servlet spec 2.4, so I can't use
TC 5 no matter how much I want to.  Maybe this is also a question
of backwards compatability of new Servlet and other specs.
Just as an example: I couldn't upgrade Java to 1.4 because the
third party software definitely didn't work with it, I tried.
Another example is tomcat itself.  I can't just replace TC3
with TC4.  Essentially everything has changed.  No TC3 config
file will work and no conversion tool or even a proper description
exists.  So for real work it is not that simple to just use the
latest version of tomcat or whatever.

Just my 2 cents.

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