|cman...@yahoo.com||Dec 19, 2000 3:02 pm|
|Andy||Dec 21, 2000 12:53 am|
|Andy||Dec 21, 2000 8:03 am|
|Craig R. McClanahan||Dec 21, 2000 10:22 am|
|Andy||Dec 21, 2000 12:27 pm|
|Craig R. McClanahan||Dec 21, 2000 1:13 pm|
|Pier P. Fumagalli||Dec 21, 2000 1:20 pm|
|Pier P. Fumagalli||Dec 21, 2000 1:38 pm|
|Jon Stevens||Dec 21, 2000 1:47 pm|
|Andy||Dec 21, 2000 2:12 pm|
|Remy Maucherat||Dec 21, 2000 2:35 pm|
|Subject:||Re: Tomcat 3.3|
|Date:||Dec 21, 2000 12:27:08 pm|
"Craig R. McClanahan" wrote:
But, that being the case (and I know I'm touching on a sore spot) what will be the lifespan of 3.3.
Since a proposal to publish a "Tomcat 3.3" has never been formally presented and voted on, the only logically correct answer is "I don't know." Depending on the results of a vote, it could be anything from "it will never be released (as Tomcat -- the code is free for anyone to do what they want with)" to "live long and prosper".
Kinda hard to go on.
Given the current emotionally charged climate, I would not suggest that anyone propose a vote on 3.3 at the moment :-).
I'd say you might have just invited it.
I'm guessing 4.0 might be a bit hard to get into as I picture the major decisions being made in a sun boardroom somewhere in cupertino where i'd not have the time to make it to and probably wouldn't be invited anyhow...
I'm guessing (well, not really -- it's pretty obvious :-) you haven't studied your history very well.
Other than reading the site and newsgroups without actually being here x years
ago, its not as if there is a "Complete history of tomcat". And honestly I probably would find it a bit dry. (see Shakespeare's "Loves Labours Lost" for more entertaining reading). I'm just trying to find a starting point.
For an interesting bit of background, you might go check out the CVS repository for Apache JServ at http://java.apache.org and select the branch labelled "JSERV1_1DEV". (Yes, it started before there was a 1.1 release of Apache JServ). Note the dates on those files (early to mid 1999, before the Sun contribution of Tomcat was announced). Go look at the source, and you will see the recognizable architecture that is Catalina (the servlet container part of Tomcat 4.0) today.
For the record, Sun hired me in March, 2000, so that I could work on Tomcat full time instead of it just being a hobby (as it was when the original code was written). :-)
My comments were not directed at you, I appologize if I offended anyone as was
not my intention. My desire is to get involved in a piece of open source software I actually use (therefore can have the time to study and contribute to in my free time without getting a divorce <G>), working for a money has been taking the fun out of computers so I wanted to work for something else. Again, no offense was intended, I was just summing up the best conclusions I could come up with from reading the newsgroups.
Maybe the best thing would be if one of the commiters gave me a piece of their bug they don't feel like finding.
From your comments I have a question: Has 4.0 been voted on ? ( if this is politically charged please read this in the context it is intended which is NOT controversy, I'm a programmer not a political type)... If it will indeed be released and maintained and contributions are welcome than maybe that's a good starting point.
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