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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Please help : EOL TOMCAT 7 and 8.5
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:32:18 GMT
Dan,

On 4/12/18 8:15 AM, BENGUIRA, Dan (Allianz en France) wrote:
> I’m sorry to bother you for a question as trivial as that, and I really
> checked carefully all the documentation available…
> 
> Do you please have the date of the end of life of Tomcat 7, and of
> TOMCAT 8.5 ?

If you search the Tomcat home page for "end of", you'll find only one
announcement: EOL for Tomcat 8.0.

Neither Tomcat 7.0 nor Tomcat 8.5 have announced EOL dates.

> I have access to the end of life of TOMCAT 6 via this link:
> https://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-60-eol.html
> 
> TOMCAT 8 via this link : https://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-80-eol.html
> 
> So I naturally tried https://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-70-eol.html for
> TOMCAT 7, and https://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-85-eol.html for tomcat
> 8.5, but it didn’t work
> 
> Do you know a way of knowing those informations?
> 
> Thanks to the generous soul that would help me, I would be very grateful !

7.0 is basically in "maintenance mode" and will probably only receive
security patches or really really great improvements that are easy to
back-port. I would consider 8.5 to be the best stable production version
of Tomcat to use right now, as 9.0 doesn't have enough mileage under its
tires, yet.

Traditionally, the Tomcat has supported 3 versions simultaneously, so
Tomcat 7.0 will not reach EOL until we all start talking about Tomcat 10.

Tomcat 8.0 is receiving a bit of an "out of band" EOL because 8.5 is
superseding it. But tomcat 7.0 is safe for the foreseeable future.

Hope that helps,
-chris

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