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Which files to download?

 
Howard Ralston
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Hello,
I intend to download Tomcat 4.0.1 tonight, but looking at the options on the download page at Jakarta, I'm not sure which files I need to use. I am using Windows 2000 and I want to use Tomcat to learn JSP and servlets. Coould someone tell me if I need the .exe, .src, .zip, or what?
TIA,
Howard
 
Mike Curwen
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The *.exe version is a Windows Installer. It is by far the easiest. It also gives you the opportunity to install Tomcat as a service, so that Tomcat will start automatically with your computer. This can be enabled/disabled later through the Services control panel.

The *.zip is slightly more manual. You unzip the archive and set up all the CLASSPATH and CATALINA_HOME and JAVA_HOME settings yourself.

The *.src would be the actual source code of Tomcat. People who would use this would be those that want to "see how it all works", or those that need a particular distribution. ie: "I need Tomcat to run on Solaris for Intel". (eek).

The link I'd recommend is the exe one.
 
Howard Ralston
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Thanks Mike,
Unfortunately, my wife dragged me out shopping so I didn't download it last night. I will give it a try tonight.
Howard
 
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