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From Igor Urisman <igor.uris...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat Websocket Implementation
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:59:38 GMT
Super helpful -- thanks, Nick.  I'll switch to T8 right away.  It's alpha
status is not a problem in my case.
-Igor.


On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Nick Williams <
nicholas@nicholaswilliams.net> wrote:

>
> On Aug 2, 2013, at 12:42 PM, Nick Williams wrote:
>
> >
> > On Aug 2, 2013, at 12:05 PM, Igor Urisman wrote:
> >
> >> Dear all,
> >>
> >> I'm looking into a solution that will make extensive use of websockets.
> >> Details are unimportant, but here's the question that I'd like to have
> some
> >> insight into.  The current implementation (official
> >> example<
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/tomcat/tc7.0.x/trunk/webapps/examples/WEB-INF/classes/websocket/chat/ChatWebSocketServlet.java?revision=1354477&view=markup
> >)
> >> seems independent of the JSR
> >> 356<http://docs.oracle.com/javaee/7/tutorial/doc/websocket.htm>.
> >> Is work underway to implement the javax.websocket.* objects, or is
> what's
> >> in org.apache.catalina.websocket it for the enforceable future?
> >
> > Tomcat 8 has a completed (though not yet fully tested and vetted)
> implementation of JSR-356. We're voting right now on the developer's
> mailing list whether to release Tomcat 8.0.0-RC1 alpha.
> >
> > Though Tomcat 8 is the only Tomcat that will support the Servlet, JSP,
> and EL specifications included in Java EE 7 (they will not be back-ported
> to Tomcat 7), a decision was made a while ago to deprecate the existing
> Tomcat 7 WebSocket implementation and back-port JSR-356 to Tomcat 7. This
> is the only Java EE 7 component that will be back-ported to Tomcat 7,
> AFAIK. I don't personally know this will happen (I'm not one of the
> developers), but since the JSR-356 implementation in Tomcat 8 is complete
> now, it shouldn't be too long.
>
> **I don't personally know WHEN this will happen…
>
> >
> > If you want to play with the JSR-356 implementation for now, feel free
> to download and use Tomcat 8 RC1 when it releases in (hopefully) the next
> few days. We encourage it, because the more people who download it and try
> it out, the better our chances of chasing down and fixing bugs now instead
> of after a general release.
>
> You could also download the POTENTIAL release candidate that is being
> voted on right now (
> https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.0.0-RC1/bin/),
> but I can't guarantee that this is the actual release candidate that will
> come out.
>
> >
> > Nick
>

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