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Apache Tomcat 7.0.29 released

posted by Stacey Schneider on July 8, 2012 06:59 PM

The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 7.0.29.

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Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies.

This release corrects a small number of regressions introduced in the 7.0.28 release and takes account of several recent clarifications from the Servlet Expert Group as well as containing a handful of bug fixes and small improvements compared to version 7.0.28. The notable changes include:

  • Add support for a default error page
  • The servlet version defined in web.xml no longer determines if Tomcat scans for annotations when the web application starts. This is now solely controlled by metadata-complete element.
  • On web application start, JARs are now always scanned for ServletContainerInitializers regardless of the setting of metadata-complete

Please refer to the change log for the complete list of changes: http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/changelog.html

Note: This version has 4 zip binaries: a generic one and three bundled with Tomcat native binaries for Windows operating systems running on different CPU architectures.

Note: If you use the APR/native AJP or HTTP connector you *must* upgrade to version 1.1.24 or later of the AJP/native library

Downloads: http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi

Migration guides from Apache Tomcat 5.5.x and 6.0.x: http://tomcat.apache.org/migration.html

Thank you,

-- The Apache Tomcat Team

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Stacey Schneider is focused on helping evangelize how cloud technologies are transforming application development and delivery by managing the blog and social media for Pivotal. Prior to its acquisition, Stacey led marketing and community management for application management software provider Hyperic, now a part of VMware’s management portfolio. Before her work in the cloud, she also held various technical leadership positions at CRM software pioneer Siebel Systems, including work on the Nexus project, which focused on building portable web applications that worked across Java and .NET. Stacey is also the managing principal of SiliconSpark, a consulting agency that has helped over 12 software companies go to market on the web and across the cloud over the past 5 years.

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