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Which tomcat to install

Sharaj Anand

Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 22
Can you tell me which tomcat to download as per learning.
I went to "apache.tomcat" site where i found "beta version" and "binary distributions"

In binary distribution

zip (pgp, md5)
tar.gz (pgp, md5)
Windows Executable (pgp, md5)

zip (pgp, md5)
tar.gz (pgp, md5)

zip (pgp, md5)
tar.gz (pgp, md5)
Administration Web Application:
zip (pgp, md5)
tar.gz (pgp, md5)

JDK 1.4 Compatability Package:
zip (pgp, md5)
tar.gz (pgp, md5)

Documentation (Already Included in Core Downloads):
tar.gz (pgp, md5)

Source Code Distributions
tar.gz (pgp, md5)
zip (pgp, md5)

I have these options and few in the beta version also.
Do i need to download all the files all or only selective ones.

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Scott Johnson
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Joined: Aug 24, 2005
Posts: 518
Which platform are you going to run Tomcat on?

If it's Windows, download the v5.5.17 Core Windows Executable here:

If you're running on Linux/Unix get the tar.gz file.
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