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Latest Tomcat version - 5.5.35 or 7?

 
Akhilesh Trivedi
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Which is current latest version for Apache Tomcat,

I log on to http://tomcat.apache.org/

And see them as -

Tomcat 5.5.35 ---------------- Released 2012-01-16
Tomcat 6.0.35 ---------------- Released 2011-12-05
Tomcat 7.0.23 ---------------- Released 2011-11-25

Should it not be upside down or is there something else?
 
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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.
 
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I have this general assumption that Tomcat 7 is a super-set of Tomcat 5.5.35 and Tomcat 6.
 
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It is, but TC 5.5 and TC 6 are still being developed: http://tomcat.apache.org/whichversion.html
 
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If it is, then what I expect is when you release a 5.5.x you also release 7.y just after that.
 
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Why? What does releasing 5.5 have to do with releasing 7.0?
 
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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.

More importantly, some significant changes were made to where server resources were located starting from Tomcat 6.0 onwards.
 
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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.
 
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Rob Spoor wrote:
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.
 
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