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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Remove tomcat-jdbc from Tomcat 9 onwards
Date Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:53:22 GMT
Mark,

On 6/3/15 6:08 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
> A connection pooling question on the users list prompted me to write a
> short history [1] of Tomcat's connection pooling with respect to DBCP 1,
> DBCP 2 and tomcat-jdbc. That got me thinking.
> 
> Given the current situation:
> - DBCP 2 is stable
> - The Commons community is supporting DBCP 2
> - tomcat-jdbc is stable
> - support for tomcat-jdbc is sporadic at best
> - DBCP 2 performance is very close to that of tomcat-jdbc (to
>   be clear, tomcat-jdbc still has better performance)
> 
> I'd like to propose that we do not ship tomcat-jdbc with Tomcat 9
> onwards (i.e. remove it from trunk/modules).
> 
> There are some features in tomcat-jdbc that are not available in Commons
> DBCP 2. This proposal includes porting those features to DBCP 2 if there
> is user demand for them.

+1

If there is enough community interest in tomcat-jdbc, it can be released
as a separate project. If there is not enough community interest...
well, then, by definition it doesn't really fit The Apache Way.

-chris


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