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From Sam Ruby <ru...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Rules for Revolutionaries
Date Tue, 12 Nov 2002 05:51:10 GMT
Ovidiu Predescu wrote:
> I'm glad this actually didn't happen, since it took a long time for the 
> 4.0 branch to become stable and usable. If it weren't for the "legacy" 
> codebase being continually developed, we would have been stuck with a 
> slow 3.2 and a buggy 4.0. I've used Tomcat 3.3 for more than a year 
> before switching to 4.1, and I liked 3.3 a lot for its speed and features.

What would have been more likely to happen is that Tomcat 3.3 would have 
continued on SourceForge, been known by a different name, had a fully 
supported servlet 2.3 facade, and would have been known as the 
production quality servlet engine.

> In retrospect, I think the decision to continue the development on both 
> Tomcat versions was a good one. It let the time solve the frictions. The 
> result is that now we have a very mature Tomcat community, and little of 
> the past problems are reflected today on the mailing list.


- Sam Ruby

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