The second milestone release of Tomcat 3.3 is available for download
and testing.  As a Tomcat 3.x release, it remains an implementation
of the Servlet 2.2 and JSP 1.1 specifications.

The Milestone 2 release primarily offers bug fixes over Milestone 1.

In this milestone release, documentation still hasn't caught up with
some of the changes for Milestone 1 and this release. For this reason,
be sure to read the "README" file found in Tomcat's "doc" directory.
It contains documentation that covers some of the more important of
the changes to Tomcat 3.3. 

If you have did not try the Milestone 1 release, the following
additional information may help you make full use of the Milestone 2

1) The binary distribution has source for the connectors, but not for
   the Tomcat container.  The source for the full jakarta-tomcat CVS
   tree is available separately in the "v3.3-m2/src" directory. 

2) The internal directory structure contained in the binary and source
   archives differs from Tomcat 3.2.  The binary expands to a directory
   called "tomcat" and the source expands to "jakarta-tomcat".  This
   matches what you would get if you checked out CVS source and built
   Tomcat from that source.
   New for the Milestone 2 release is that building Tomcat 3.3 from
   source creates the "build" and "dist" directories under the
   "jakarta-tomcat" directory instead of at the same level as
   "jakarta-tomcat". Also, jakarta-servletapi is not required, so its
   source is not included in the "v3.3-m2/src" directory.

3) The new class loader scheme in this release ignores your CLASSPATH
   setting. Instead, you may add needed jars to Tomcat's "lib/apps",
   "lib/common", and "lib/container" directories. See the "README" file
   in Tomcat's "doc" directory for details.
   New for Milestone 2 are two System properties:
   which add their listed classes and jars to the jars in "lib/apps"
   and "lib/common", respectively.

4) The "sanity-test" is not part of the binary distribution like it was
   with Tomcat 3.2.  However, it is available in "War" form, along with
   the Watchdog JSP and servlet tests.  These are found in the
   "v3.3-m2/apps" directory.  Place these War files in Tomcat's
   "webapps" directory before starting Tomcat. To simplify testing,
   these tests can be run from the Admin web application. See
   the "README" file in Tomcat's "doc" directory for details. 

5) On Windows, there have been instances where the watchdog-jsp.jsp test 
   fails to display successful tests. Running the watchdog-servlet.jsp
   first seems to avoid this. You can also restart Tomcat and re-run
   watchdog-jsp.jsp and it will display the successful tests.

6) The Admin web application's index.html file has an error in the
   commands it displays to change it to "trusted".  "run" should appear
   before "-enableAdmin" when using the ".sh" and ".bat" files.  This is
   documented correctly in the "README" in the "doc" directory.

Please download this release and give it a try in your environment.  The
source, rpms, and binaries may be found at: 

To log problems or bugs, as well as submit patches, please refer to: 

When logging bugs to Bugzilla, please specify the Program as "Tomcat 3"
and the Version as "Nightly Build". 

Larry Isaacs 


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