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Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. The Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages specifications are developed under the Java Community Process.

Apache Tomcat is developed in an open and participatory environment and released under the Apache License version 2. Apache Tomcat is intended to be a collaboration of the best-of-breed developers from around the world. We invite you to participate in this open development project. To learn more about getting involved, click here.

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations. Some of these users and their stories are listed on the PoweredBy wiki page.

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2014-07-07 Tomcat Native 1.1.31 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.1.31 of Tomcat Native. The notable changes since 1.1.30 include:

  • Windows binaries are linked with OpenSSL 1.0.1h. This provides a fix for CVE-2014-0224, an OpenSSL MITM vulnerability. (56596)
  • Resolve an issue when using FIPS mode. (56396)

Download | ChangeLog for 1.1.31

2014-06-25 Tomcat 8.0.9 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 8.0.9 of Apache Tomcat. This is the first stable release of the 8.0.x series. 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 (beta) 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

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 8 changelog.

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2014-05-23 Tomcat 6.0.41 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 6.0.41 of Apache Tomcat. This release includes a number of bug fixes over Apache Tomcat 6.0.39. The notable changes include:

  • Add support for using ecj-P20140317-1600.jar to use Java 8 syntax in JSPs
  • Update native library to 1.1.30
  • Various improvements to XML processing

Download | ChangeLog for 6.0.41

2014-05-22 Tomcat 7.0.54 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 7.0.54 of Apache Tomcat. This release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.53. The notable changes since 7.0.53 include:

  • Extend and improve memory leak protection and fix a few leaks that crept in during the various refactorings
  • Add additional protection against a failure to correctly recycle the request and response objects
  • APR/native library version updated to 1.1.30.

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 7 changelog.

Download | ChangeLog for 7.0.54

2014-04-15 Tomcat Connectors 1.2.40 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.2.40 of Apache Tomcat Connectors. This version fixes few bugs found in previous releases.

Download | ChangeLog for 1.2.40

2014-01-02 Apache Standard Taglib 1.2.1 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.2.1 of the Standard Taglib. This is the first official release of Apache's implementation of the JSTL 1.2 specification.

Please see the Standard Taglib site for more details.

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2013-11-11 Tomcat Maven Plugin 2.2 Released

The Apache Tomcat team is pleased to announce the release of Tomcat Maven Plugin 2.2. Changelog available here.

The Apache Tomcat Maven Plugin provides goals to manipulate WAR projects within the Apache Tomcat servlet container.

The binaries are available from Maven repositories. You should specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:

<plugin>
  <groupId>org.apache.tomcat.maven</groupId>
  <artifactId>tomcat7-maven-plugin</artifactId>
  <version>2.2</version>
</plugin>

or

<plugin>
  <groupId>org.apache.tomcat.maven</groupId>
  <artifactId>tomcat6-maven-plugin</artifactId>
  <version>2.2</version>
</plugin>

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