The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 8.0.8 (beta).
Apache Tomcat 8 is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
Apache Tomcat 8 is aligned with Java EE 7. In addition to supporting updated versions of the Java EE specifications, Tomcat 8 includes a number of improvements compared to Tomcat 7. The notable changes include:
Apache Tomcat 8.0.8 includes numerous fixes for issues identified in 8.0.5 as well as a number of other enhancements and changes. The notable changes since 8.0.5 include:
Please refer to the change log for the complete list of changes:
The purpose of this beta release is to give users an opportunity to test Tomcat 8 and to provide feedback to the Tomcat community. Although it is a beta release, it is expected to run stably and is being used in production at the ASF for the ASF's Jira instance. The beta status is primarily because the Tomcat developers feel more feedback is required before a stable release because there may be a small amount of further refactoring.
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.
Migration guides from Apache Tomcat 5.5.x, 6.0.x and 7.0.x:
- The Apache Tomcat team
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