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From Konstantin Kolinko <knst.koli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Download Link on the Tomcat website
Date Sat, 01 Sep 2018 14:33:45 GMT
пт, 31 авг. 2018 г. в 20:49, Igal Sapir <isapir@apache.org>:
>
> Currently links to the Download pages can be either to the whichversion
> [1] page or the version-specific pages, e.g. "Tomcat 9" [2] etc.  It
> will be very useful to have a generic download.html that is
> future-proof.  For example, I am writing a blog post ATM and I want to
> link to a download page that will work also for future versions of
> Tomcat.  We can either create a new page for that, or add links to the
> whichversion page, which would be easier but not necessarily better.
>
> I can do that myself but wanted your feedback before I make any updates
> to the site.

IMHO, just link to the top page, "can be downloaded from tomcat.apache.org".

I do not think that common landing page for downloads is necessary,
though I have seen projects that have one.

We can discuss what good examples are there.

One certain thing: if such page is made, please make it static so that
Release Managers wouldn't be required to update it for each release.

Also we have other projects besides Tomcat here (mod_jk, taglibs, maven plugin).
The top page has one (latest) announcement for each project and those
have a download link.

> Also, is Tomcat 9 considered the current Stable version or is it still
> in Beta?  I don't recall seeing any announcements about it being Stable
> but it's possible that I just missed that.

It was not so long ago, though it feels like a lot of time has passed.

All announcements can be found in the "old news" link on the web site,
as well as in multiple archives of the "announcement@tomcat" mailing list.

The actual votes are available in archives of the "VOTE" threads of
dev@. Once a version is votes as "stable", it is announced as stable.
There is not much magic here.

Releases up to 9.0.0.M26 (2017-08-08) were alpha,
9.0.1 (2017-11-30) and 9.0.2 (2017-11-30) were beta,
9.0.4 (2018-01-22) was the first stable release.

http://tomcat.apache.org/oldnews.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/oldnews-2017.html

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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