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From Shanti Suresh <sha...@umich.edu>
Subject Re: JDK 1.6 or JDK 1.7
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:14:43 GMT
Hi Nick,

Thanks!  That helps a lot.

                     -Shanti


On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Williams, Nick <nicholas.williams@ul.com>wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Shanti Suresh [mailto:shanti@umich.edu]
> > Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 1:04 PM
> > To: Tomcat Users List
> > Subject: JDK 1.6 or JDK 1.7
> >
> > All,
> >
> > I am trying to decide whether to run Tomcat 7.0.33 on JDK 1.6 or JDK 1.7.
> > Tomcat-7 release notes say:
> >
> > Tomcat 7.0 is designed to run on Java SE 6 and later
> >
> >
> > But I remember reading on this list about some issues folks are having
> with JDK 1.7.  Appreciate your advice.
> >
> > We plan to run a vendor application on Tomcat but will customize it to
> natch our needs, using JSPs.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >                       -Shanti
>
> We have been using Tomcat 7.0.25-7.0.33 for about 9 months now on Java 7.
> We haven't experienced any issues at all so far. Everything runs really
> smoothly.
>
> AFAIK, the most import question is, "does the vendor application you are
> running support Java 7?" Tomcat 7 runs well on Java 7, but the application
> you want to run in Tomcat may not run well on Java 7.
>
> Also, keep in mind that while Tomcat 7 does run well on Java 7, by default
> it compiles JSPs with a target version of Java 6. If the vendor application
> DOES support Java 7 and is meant to be compiled with Java 7, you may need
> to change compilerSourceVM and compilerTargetVM from the default value of
> "1.6" to "1.7". See
> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/jasper-howto.html#Configurationfor more information.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Nick
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-- 
    Shanti Suresh
    Application Systems Analyst Lead
    LSA Development
    500 S. State Street
    Ann Arbor MI 48109-1382
    Office: 734-763-4807
    shanti@umich.edu

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