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From Andoni <>
Subject Upgrading for the sake of it?
Date Fri, 22 Oct 2004 11:53:12 GMT

Running the two in parallel is not something I had thought of. I could run
TC4 and TC5 and just switch back if an issue arises in testing (or
production) of TC5.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Souther" <>
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.jakarta.tomcat.user
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 12:23 PM
Subject: Re: Upgrading for the sake of it?

> If you're convinced that the conditions such as your code, your
> requirements, the status of the underlying system, and/or the security
> of all the pieces involved (and there are no guarantees that someone
> won't find a security hole in one of them this afternoon) are never
> going to change then going with what you know is probably the path of
> least resistance.  There are lots of mainframes out there with apps
> written in the 70s and 80s that are chugging along just fine.
> If not, it's easier to make incremental changes with each stable release
> than to upgrade across several major releases. At a minimum, I would try
> installing the latest stable releases and test your apps on them.  If
> your apps are spec compliant, you will probably find that there is very
> little to do, if anything, to get them running on the newer releases.
> Releases come fast in open source projects so you need to figure out
> what kind of an upgrade schedule best suits your business model.  The
> acquisition of a new server sounds like a great opportunity to consider
> upgrading the whole stack, especially if it means having the opportunity
> to run the two in parallel for a while before going live with it.
> On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 06:49, Andoni wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > My questions here are fairly broad and open to opinion, I have not the
> > experience to be dealing with these scenarios though so if you could
help me
> > it would be much appreciated. I do not mean to be inflammatory so if it
> > please ignore.
> >
> > Recently there was a post asking why people are still using Tomcat 4
> > of upgrading to version 5. I have been using Tomcat 4.0.4/Apache 1.3.26
> > years and only recently upgraded Tomcat to 4.1.24. Now I am in a
position I
> > have never had before. I have been given a Windows server to manage and
> > reign over what to put onto it.
> >
> > So is the best advice to go with what I know best (and can be sure my
> > websites run under) and install old versions. Or to go with the very
> > of everything. If so then is it a good idea to keep updating Tomcat and
> > Apache (httpd) or should I get one thing working and stick with what
> >
> > The answer to a previous post of mine about Tomcat 4.1.31 told me that
> > was a 'maintenance release', if this is the case then should all 4.1.x
> > administrators have updated to it?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Andoni.
> >
> >
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