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Joseph Smithern
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I am putting Tomcat 6.0.16 on a Windows web server. I know I need to have JRE on it. But if this is the production server with no development on it, do I need to have a JDK (such as JDK 1.6) on the server? I assume I only need a JDK in our development environment only?

Other question is do I have to have JRE 1.6 running on the server with Tomcat 6? I currently have JRE 1.4 on this Windows web server. I assume Tomcat 6 will not run properly with JRE 1.4?
[ April 09, 2008: Message edited by: Joseph Smithern ]
Ben Souther
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1.) No.
Starting with version 5.5, Tomcat ships with it's own compiler (JDT from the Eclipse group) which means that it no longer requires a full JDK.

2.)
You need JSE 5.0 or better to run Tomcat 6.


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Joseph Smithern
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Thanks, Is JSE the same as JRE?
Ben Souther
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Java Standard Edition.
Yes, the JSE contains the JRE (Java Runtime Environment).

If you have JRE 1.5 on your machine, you can run Tomcat 6.
[ April 09, 2008: Message edited by: Ben Souther ]
Joseph Smithern
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Thanks Ben!
 
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