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From Bob DeRemer <bob.dere...@thingworx.com>
Subject RE: Any concrete timeline for JSR-356 in Tomcat 7?
Date Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:34:47 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Thomas [mailto:markt@apache.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:40 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Any concrete timeline for JSR-356 in Tomcat 7?
> 
> On 07/08/2013 18:59, Bob DeRemer wrote:
> > Hi Mark,
> >
> > This is a follow-up to my previous question about the tomcat 7 servlet
> > websocket deprecation:
> > http://marc.info/?l=tomcat-user&m=137580047908854&w=2
> >
> > We've discussed this internally and believe we need to look at switching to
> the JSR-based server-side implementation.  How we approach this will be
> determined by when JSR-356 will be ready.   Can you comment on the
> following:
> >
> >
> > 1)      When do you expect to have JSR-356 released on Tomcat 7?
> 
> Early September. Once bug 55314 has been solved, I plan to start the back-port
> to 7.0.x.
> 
> > 2)      How long do you anticipate the release cycle to be for Tomcat 8 - from
> the recent initial alpha release until it's GA?
> 
> Based on past experience, 6-9 months. However, a lot of that is out of our
> control. What will really drive this is user uptake of Tomcat 8 and folks creating
> bug reports for issues they find (like the issue Dan Mikusa reported a little
> earlier).
> 
> 
> > Our assumption is that JSR-356 will be ready in Tomcat 7 long before Tomcat
> 8 is GA.
> 
> Agreed.
> 
> > The critical factor for us will be WHEN that happens.  We're tentatively
> looking at a release in October that will have websocket support.  As a result, if
> Tomcat 7 JSR support is ready in September, we could begin work on Tomcat 8
> RC1, then back-port our JSR server code to Tomcat 7 and release on time with
> the new implementation.  If, however, Tomcat 7 JSR support won't be ready
> until October, then we'll have to plan on releasing with the existing Servlet
> implementation.
> >
> > I understand dates constantly change based on priorities, but if you can
> provide any clarification that would be great.
> 
> Hope the above helps.
> 
> Mark
> 

Thanks, Mark - very helpful!

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