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From Jess Holle <>
Subject Re: servlet 3.1, etc?
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:48:32 GMT

On 7/10/2013 5:18 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
> On 10/07/2013 00:06, Jess Holle wrote:
>> Is there an ETA (in terms of both a version and rough date) for Tomcat
>> moving to the new spec versions introduced by Java EE 7?
> Tomcat 8.
> Implementation complete? Best guess is a couple of months. The more help
> we get with the EL 3.0 implementation, the sooner we'll finish.
> Stable? Best guess is late this year / early next.
>> I'm talking about new servlet, JSP, EL, etc, specs, not about
>> non-web-tier stuff that's not even part of Tomcat.
> Servlet 3.1
> Implementation complete. The HTTP upgrade code is very well tested as it
> is used as the basic for WebSockets. The other areas are less well tested.
> JSP 2.3 has minimal changes from 2.2 - mainly small changes due to
> changes in EL. It isn't complete but could be within a day or so of the
> EL being complete.
> EL 3.0. The API changes have been completed. The current focus is adding
> unit tests for the new API elements. Once the unit tests for the API are
> complete, work will start on the new syntax. This is where the bulk of
> the work remains for Tomcat 8.
> WebSocket 1.0
> Implementation complete. Both client and server code pass the Autobahn
> testsuite. There are folks stress testing this implementation at the
> moment and that has highlighted a few implementation (and spec) issues.
> Those issues should be resolved (although I haven't looked at the dev
> list yet this morning...)
> So overall, I think progress looks pretty good. Folks that want to try
> out these new features can build Tomcat 8 from trunk (it really is very
> easy - ask here if you need some pointers). Snapshot releases are
> available for those folks that want to help with testing but can't /
> don't want to build Tomcat for themselves. Details on the dev list.
> Mark
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