avdyk at debian.org
Tue Sep 5 10:48:16 UTC 2006
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Stefan Gybas wrote:
> Shobhit Jindal wrote:
>> plzz someone clarify why tomcat5.5 wos introduced as a new package and
>> not a upgrade to tomcat5
> This was done because Tomcat 5.5 was designed to run on JDK 1.5 while
> Tomcat 5.0 also supports JDK 1.4. For example, I'm currently working on
> a project were we have to stick with JDK 1.4 for various reasons. So I'm
> not able to use Tomcat 5.5 yet.
Tomcat5.5 in Debian should work with JDK1.4.
> Another advantage is that the tomcat5 and tomcat5.5 packages can be
> installed at the same time so you can test your web applications with
> both versions or make a step-by-step upgrade.
The configurations are different and we needed tomcat5 for eclipse and
we were not sure tomcat5.5 works 'out-of-the-box' with eclipse.
When we'll be sure tomcat5.5 and eclipse works well, maybe we'll drop
>> and why its still in experimental(and dat too .15 and not .17 which has
>> been released quite some time back)?
> I think it's in experimental because there are still bugs in the
> package. Please search the mailing list archive and BTS for details.
> Tomcat 5.5.15 was used because it was the current version at the time
> when work started on the tomcat5.5 package.
I didn't have much time to work on the package. Wolfgang helped me but
it's a preliminary package heritated from tomcat5 and I don't think you
can put the tomcat5.5 debian package on a production server! See the BTS
> You can provide a patch that fixes theses bugs so the package can move
> to unstable more quickly. You can also upgrade to 5.5.17 in your patch
> if you want to.
> Please note that we want the tomcat5.5 package to be in main so it must
> be buildable und runable with a JDK from main.
... a free one (as in DFSG).
: :' :rnaud
Java Trap: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/java-trap.html
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