TomcatExpert

Apache Tomcat 4.1 and Windows 2008

Hello,

working on a Windows 2000 to 2008 migration, the application uses Tomcat 4.1 running on Windows 2000 server .  We are upgrading to Windows 2008 server. Will Tomcat 4.1 work with Windows 2008/IS 7?  Has anybody installed Tomcat 4.1 on a Windows 2008 box?

thank you,

asked by jerryemcse

question

The Apache Tomcat project is developed by a community of volunteers. This is important to remember, since it does have an impact on you as a user. Software being developed, is always developed for use with other software that is current in its era. Apache Tomcat 4, just like Windows 2000, are both 10 years old by now.

So, when the question is asked, will my 10 year old software work on this brand new operating system that didn't even exist when my software was written. The best place for an off shoot question like that is on the mailing lists. Why, well, Apache Tomcat 4.1 is no longer being actively developed. It's been sun setted. So it may or may not work, and if it doesn't, no one will fix it.

In an enterprise environment, one would most likely not plan an upgrade like that. If you have 10 year old software running in your environment, one must ask the questions

  1. Is there a plan to upgrade the software itself or will the software end of life in the next few years?

If the software will end of life, there would be little meaning spending a great deal of effort upgrading the operating system underneath. If there is a need to upgrade the operating system due to other software needs, then I would isolate my old Java/Apache Tomcat on a virtual machine with the operating system and configuration I know works.

If the software itself will be upgraded, then I would plan a migration path, where I would upgrade

  • The web applications running in Apache Tomcat
  • Apache Tomcat
  • The Java Virtual Machine
  • The operating system

This is not always an easy process, but the bottom line is, the longer you wait, the harder the process becomes. An upgrade like this, will have to start at the web applications, as web applications are not guaranteed to be compatible between different versions of the JSP/Servlet/EL specifications.

Even commerical support vendors will eventually end of life a specific product version. If that time is 3 years, 10 years or 30 years depends on the vendor and the contract itself, but no software lives on forever. When it comes to free and open source software, developed by volunteers, one can expect that timeframe to be in the lower numbers.

answer

answered by fhanik on June 16, 2011 11:50 AM

Filip Hanik is a Senior Software Engineer for the SpringSource Division of VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and a key participant in the company's Apache Tomcat initiatives. Filip brings 15 years of extensive experience in architecture, design and development of distributed application frameworks and containers and is recognized for his top-quality system development skills and continuous participation of Open Source development projects. Filip is an Apache Software Foundation member and a committer to the Apache Tomcat project where he is a leading authority on Tomcat clustering and a key contributor to the core of the platform. Filip has made contributions to software initiatives for Walmart.com, Sony Music, France Telecom and has held a variety of senior software engineering positions with technology companies in both the United States and Sweden. He received his education at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden where he majored in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

Comments

Adamssx

This specific genuinely perhaps a great offered i the truth is genuinely liked perusing. It's not at all actually standard i add the option to assess a unique issue. claim your business listing

kesehatan

Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once
, cara menyembuhkan kista coklat tanpa operasi

prince U.S

i read a lot of stuff and i found that the way of writing to clearifing that exactly want to say was very good so i am impressed and ilike to come again in future..
rebind

prince U.S

Positive site. where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though. ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include.
Lean Belly Breakthrough Review

prince U.S

very interesting post.this is my first time visit here.i found so mmany interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion..thanks for the post!
Weyoralyn Winning Willingly

dsdds

I am very enjoyed for this blog. Its an informative topic. It help me very much to solve some problems. Its opportunity are so fantastic and working style so speedy.
taxi van service

dsdds

This was a really great contest and hopefully I can attend the next one. It was alot of fun and I really enjoyed myself..
Wall Ebuilders

dfdfd

Nice post mate. keep up the great work. just shared this with my friendz
forex trading robot

dsdds

Great job for publishing such a beneficial web site. Your web log isn’t only useful but it is additionally really creative too. There tend to be not many people who can certainly write not so simple posts that artistically. Continue the nice writing
bloggedtopics.com

dsdsdds

This is my first time visit here. From the tons of comments on your articles.I guess I am not only one having all the enjoyment right here!
face ampoule

dsdss

Thanks for sharing this information. I really like your blog post very much. You have really shared a informative and interesting blog post with people..
secondary tuition

dsdsdds

Nice post! This is a very nice blog that I will definitively come back to more times this year! Thanks for informative post.
Zansaac Yonadison Formula

dsddds

Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find so many useful info here in the post. we need work out more techniques in this regard. thanks for sharing.
bolaonline

dsdsds

This is a great post. I like this topic.This site has lots of advantage.I found many interesting things from this site. It helps me in many ways.Thanks for posting this again.
http://www.girlsgonegeek.tv

fdfddf

That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck.
Laptop repair Bradford

dsdssd

Great survey. I'm sure you're getting a great response.
ssi lawyer

dsdds

This was a really great contest and hopefully I can attend the next one. It was alot of fun and I really enjoyed myself..
visit site

dsdss

useful information on topics that plenty are interested on for this wonderful post.Admiring the time and effort you put into your b!..
visit blog

dsdsds

useful information on topics that plenty are interested on for this wonderful post.Admiring the time and effort you put into your b!..
san diego web design

fdffd

Thank you for helping people get the information they need. Great stuff as usual. Keep up the great work!!!
WEB HOSTING GREECE

dsdssd

I was looking at some of your posts on this website and I conceive this web site is really instructive! Keep putting up..
Venharlotte Vonacob Remedy

dsddsd

Thanks for sharing this information. I really like your blog post very much. You have really shared a informative and interesting blog post with people..
london escort

prince U.S

this is really nice to read..informative post is very good to read..thanks a lot!
tapete amarelo

dsdsdds

This was a really great contest and hopefully I can attend the next one. It was alot of fun and I really enjoyed myself..
payroll services Denver

dsdss

That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck.
embracingthegoodlife.com

prince U.S

Thanks so much for this information. I have to let you know I concur on several of the points you make here and others may require some further review. but I can see your viewpoint.
roof replacement Longmont

fdfsd

This was a really great contest and hopefully I can attend the next one. It was alot of fun and I really enjoyed myself..
natural energy drinks

prince U.S

Positive site. where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though. ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include.
New launch

I found that site very

I found your this post while searching for some related information on blog search...Its a good post..keep posting and update the information.
FLC Star Tower

prince U.S

This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. Looking to reading your next post.
Condo near mrt

sdss

Thank you so much for the post you do. I like your post and all you share with us is up to date and quite informative. i would like to bookmark the page so i can come here again to read you. as you have done a wonderful job.
Tiyulian Riyadelyn Takeover

prince U.S

I have read your article. it is very informative and helpful for me.I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it..
Winoorfa Option Olegroson

prince U.S

Great post I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this interesting and knowledgeable article.
natural cures kidney disease

prince U.S

Thanks you very much for sharing these links. Will definitely check this out..
https://schoolcompass.co.uk/

dsdsds

useful information on topics that plenty are interested on for this wonderful post.Admiring the time and effort you put into your b!..
River Club of Mequon

I really loved reading your

I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs I have read which are really not that good.Thanks alot!
DOT medical exam

prince U.S

Very interesting blog. Alot of blogs I see these days don't really provide anything that I'm interested in. but I'm most definately interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know.
voyance telephone gratuit

prince U.S

I love the way you write and share your niche! Very interesting and different! Keep it coming!
voyance telephone amour

sdds

Cool stuff you have got and you keep update all of us.
shopping online

Nice details

Find and save ideas about Wish quotes on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Time quotes, Quotes on hug and Quotes about childhood.
whatsapp dp

dsdsd

Your website is really cool and this is a great inspiring article.
Headshots

DANI

I think this is one of the most significant information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The web site style is perfect, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers
find this

sdsds

I learn some new stuff from it too. thanks for sharing your information.
Ronaliana Future Falbala

dfddf

Thank you for some other informative blog. Where else could I get that type of information written in such an ideal means? I have a mission that I’m just now working on. and I have been at the look out for such information.
click here

sds

Nice to be visiting your blog again. it has been months for me. Well this article that i’ve been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college. and it has same topic with your article. Thanks. great share.
law firm

sdsds

Great knowledge. do anyone mind merely reference back to it
carpet protection

dsds

Thanks for this great post. i find it very interesting and very well thought out and put together. I look forward to reading your work in the future.
Curtain Cleaning

sddssd

This is very educational content and written well for a change. It's nice to see that some people still understand how to write a quality post.!
Battery installation service

dsds

I am very enjoyed for this blog. Its an informative topic. It help me very much to solve some problems. Its opportunity are so fantastic and working style so speedy.
Das Sternenkind und der Rabe

dsds

I found this is an informative and interesting post so i think so it is very useful and knowledgeable. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.
unsecured loan interest rates

Post new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.