Apache Tomcat 8.0.9 (Stable) Available

posted by Stacey Schneider on June 26, 2014 06:28 AM

The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 8.0.9, the first stable release of the 8.0.x series.


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:

  • Support for Java Servlet 3.1, JavaServer Pages 2.3, Java Unified Expression Language 3.0 and Java WebSocket 1.0.
  • The default connector implementation is now the Java non-blocking implementation (NIO) for both HTTP and AJP.
  • A new resources implementation that replaces Aliases, VirtualLoader, VirtualDirContext, JAR resources and external repositories with a single, consistent approach for configuring additional web application resources. The new resources implementation can also be used to implement overlays (using a master WAR as the basis for multiple web applications that each have their own customizations).

Apache Tomcat 8.0.9 includes numerous fixes for issues identified in 8.0.8 as well as a number of other enhancements and changes. The notable changes since 8.0.8 include:

  • Start to move towards RFC6265 for cookie handling
  • Better error handling when the error occurs after the response has been committed
  • Various Jasper improvements to make it easier for other containers (e.g. Jetty) to consume

Please refer to the change log for the complete list of changes:

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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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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