What do you think the ordering should be? If 5.5.35 was released after 6.0.35 and 7.0.23, then it should be listed before it, no? Most recent version first. All 3 versions of Tomcat are still being developed and being released.
Joined: Jun 22, 2005
I have this general assumption that Tomcat 7 is a super-set of Tomcat 5.5.35 and Tomcat 6.
Tim Holloway wrote:If Tomcat 5.5 has not been officially End of Life'd, it should be. No maintenance to speak of has been done on it in years.
Until 2 days ago apparently
More importantly, some significant changes were made to where server resources were located starting from Tomcat 6.0 onwards.
Which may very well be the #1 reason why Tomcat 5.5 is still not EOL. Not all companies have the time and resources to check out all of the required changes when moving from 5.5 to 6.0 or even 7.0.
I long since passed the days when I had to have the latest & greatest the minute it came out. But Tomcat 6 was released circa 2005.
I still remember the torment that Oracle inflicted on the world by sticking to Java 1.3 even after Sun had EOL'd it. And Windows 95 is still afflicting the Internet to this day to a certain degree, serving as an incubator for viruses and botnets.
I don't have staff. I don't have budget. But I'm also not fool enough to think that software "lasts forever". Or that once placed into production, software is "free", anymore than the roof on my house is "free" just because it doesn't demand daily maintenance. At some point, things become disasters waiting to happen, and the longer the day is deferred, the more it costs when the inevitable collapse occurs.