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The Tomcat 5 Servlet/JSP Container

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The columns in this report contain the following information:

  • Priority - A sense of how important it is to address this issue in the short term.
  • Action Item - Concise description of the action item to be completed. Where relevant, Java package names of the primary classes involved are listed in [square brackets]
  • Volunteers - Login of those developers who have volunteered to assist in the design, implementation, testing, and documentation of this action item's changes to Tomcat.
Developers can nominate themselves to work on particular action items by asking a Committer to add their name address to those items. The developers working on each item should discuss and agree upon the approach to be used for implementing the item's changes to the project source code and documentation, prior to completing those changes. Such discussions should take place on the tomcat-dev mailing list so that everyone can stay apprised of what is going on, or chime in if they want to contribute ideas and suggestions.

PriorityAction ItemVolunteers
High Documentation updates for new user guide book. remm, funkman, yoavs
Medium Tag plugins for JSTL. ---
Medium Optimization of BASIC authentication handling. remm
Low Optimization of DIGEST authentication handling. ---
Low Realm / auth refactoring (one of the goals would be to add better support for DIGEST). ---
Low GUI for the deployer. ---
Low Java load balancer / cache (?) for use with Tomcat clustering, or with session affinity. ---
Open bugs

The list of the bugs which are in an unresolved state for Tomcat 5 can be seen here. Aspiring volunteers and others are strongly encouraged to attempt to comment and help resolve these issues.

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