The Apache Tomcat team announces that support for Apache Tomcat 6.0.x will end on 31 December 2016.
This means that after 31 December 2016:
The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 6.0.43.
The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 6.0.41 stable.
Apache Tomcat 6.0.41 is primarily a bug fix release. The notable changes include:
The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 6.0.39 stable.
Apache Tomcat 6.0.39 is primarily a security and bug fix release. The notable changes include:
2011 has been a great year for the Tomcat Expert community. After almost 2 years of operating, the Tomcat Expert has hit its stride, unloading an array of new information, as well as keeping you up to date with the newest releases for Apache Tomcat 6 and Apache Tomcat 7. With the addition of two new Tomcat Expert Contributors, (Channing Benson and Daniel Mikusa), the Tomcat Expert community continues to build on its reputation for being the leading source for fresh perspectives and new information on how to best leverage Apache Tomcat in the enterprise.
The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 6.0.35 stable.
Apache Tomcat 6.0.35 is primarily a security and bug fix release. All users of older versions of the Tomcat 6.0 family should upgrade to 6.0.35.
Note that is version has 4 zip binaries: a generic one and three bundled with Tomcat native binaries for different CPU architectures.
Apache Tomcat, and other containers, have been around for so long today that it has become increasingly harder to get started with them today.
In this article, we will take you back from the beginning with how to get started with Apache Tomcat. We will go into the lowest level, so you don't have to rely on an IDE or other system to get started. This article is written for those that have never used Apache Tomcat and wish to get started in an easy, yet explanatory, way that helps you to understand what is happening under the hood. This will fast track you to become very proficient with this light weight application server.
While there are a lot of different packages available to install Tomcat, for example some Linux distributions you can download it using that distributions package and dependency management. This is good, for the sake of simplicity, but once again, you lose the concept of what Tomcat is and what true dependencies it has as well on how to use it.
I strongly recommend only moving to a third party packaging of Apache Tomcat after you understand the container itself. This will help avoid complications when you try to create a plan for how you distribute, upgrade and maintain your software.
Rule 1. When learning, only download the software from http://tomcat.apache.org/
Now, since you are learning Apache Tomcat from scratch, I suggest you start with Apache Tomcat 7. As explained in an earlier post, the majority of features that are implemented, are driven by the (Servlet) and (JSP) specifications. Each time the Servlet specification is upgraded, new features added, the Apache Tomcat will plan for a new major release of Apache Tomcat. The latest version, Apache Tomcat 7, is based on the version of the Servlet specification, in this case, Servlet 3.0.