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From Rémy Maucherat <r...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M26
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:51:15 GMT
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 11:30 PM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:

> The proposed Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M26 release is now available for voting.
>
> This is a milestone release for the 9.0.x branch. It should be
> noted that, as a milestone release:
> - Servlet 4.0 is not finalised
> - The EGs have not started work on JSP 2.4, EL 3.1 or WebSocket 1.2/2.0
>
> Note that the 9.0.0.M23 and 9.0.0.M24 release votes were cancelled due
> to regressions. The 9.0.0.M25 vote passed but a regression was found
> shortly afterwards.
>
> The major changes compared to the 9.0.0.M22 release are:
>
> - Correct a regression in 9.0.0.M22 that prevented Tomcat from shutting
>   down cleanly.
>
> - Add LoadBalancerDrainingValve, a Valve designed to reduce the amount
>   of time required for a node to drain its authenticated users.
>
> - When generating JSP runtime error messages that quote the relevant JSP
>   source code, switch from using the results of the JSP page parsing
>   process to using the JSR 045 source map data to identify the correct
>   part of the JSP source from the stack trace. This significantly
>   reduces the memory footprint of Jasper in development mode, provides a
>   small performance improvement for error page generation and enables
>   source quotes to continue to be provided after a Tomcat restart.
>
> - Add support for a Tomcat specific deployment descriptor,
>   /WEB-INF/tomcat-web.xml
>
> - Add ExtractingRoot, a new WebResourceRoot implementation that extracts
>   JARs to the work directory for improved performance when deploying
>   packed WAR files.
>
> Along with lots of other bug fixes and improvements.
>
>
> For full details, see the changelog:
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/tomcat/trunk/webapps/docs/changelog.xml
>
> It can be obtained from:
> https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/tomcat/tomcat-9/v9.0.0.M26/
> The Maven staging repo is:
> https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachetomcat-1147/
> The svn tag is:
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/tomcat/tags/TOMCAT_9_0_0_M26/
>
> The proposed 9.0.0.M26 release is:
> [ ] Broken - do not release
> [X] Alpha - go ahead and release as 9.0.0.M26
>
> Rémy

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