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2017-03-30 Tomcat 8.5.13 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 8.5.13 of Apache Tomcat. Apache Tomcat 8.5.x is intended to replace 8.0.x and includes new features pulled forward from Tomcat 9.0.x. The minimum Java version and implemented specification versions remain unchanged. The notable changes compared to 8.5.12 include:

  • Various HTTP/2 improvements
  • Fixes for sendfile related issues that could cause subsequent requests to experience IllegalStateExceptions
  • Servlet 4.0 early access updates

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 8.5 changelog.

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2017-03-30 Tomcat 9.0.0.M19 (alpha) Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 9.0.0.M19 (alpha) of Apache Tomcat. The is a milestone release of the 9.0.x branch and has been made to provide users with early access to the new features in Apache Tomcat 9.0.x so that they may provide feedback. The notable changes compared to 9.0.0.M18 include:

  • Various HTTP/2 improvements
  • Fixes for sendfile related issues that could cause subsequent requests to experience IllegalStateExceptions
  • Servlet 4.0 updates

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 9 changelog.

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2017-03-16 Tomcat 6.0.51 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 6.0.51 of Apache Tomcat. This release includes a number of bug fixes over Apache Tomcat 6.0.48. The notable changes since 6.0.48 include:

  • Update Tomcat Native to 1.2.12 to pick up the latest Windows binaries built with OpenSSL 1.0.2k
  • Add support for varargs in UEL expressions. Includes work by Ben Wolfe
  • Update the NSIS Installer used to build the Windows installer to version 3.01.

Note: Apache Tomcat 6.0.x has reached end of life. Read more...

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2017-03-16 Tomcat 7.0.76 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 7.0.76 of Apache Tomcat. This release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.75. The notable changes since 7.0.75 include:

  • Limited relaxation of the HTTP request line validation
  • Support for Java 9 during annotation scanning
  • Update Tomcat Native to 1.2.12 to pick up the latest Windows binaries built with OpenSSL 1.0.2k

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

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2017-03-14 Tomcat 8.0.42 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 8.0.42 of Apache Tomcat. Apache Tomcat 8.0.42 includes fixes for issues identified in 8.0.41 as well as other enhancements and changes. The notable changes since 8.0.41 include:

  • Limited relaxation of the HTTP request line validation
  • Support for Java 9 during annotation scanning
  • Update Tomcat Native to 1.2.12 to pick up the latest Windows binaries built with OpenSSL 1.0.2k

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

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2017-03-13 Tomcat 8.5.12 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 8.5.12 of Apache Tomcat. Apache Tomcat 8.5.x is intended to replace 8.0.x and includes new features pulled forward from Tomcat 9.0.x. The minimum Java version and implemented specification versions remain unchanged. The notable changes compared to 8.5.11 include:

  • Updates to the early access version of the Servlet 4.0 API to align it with the most recent discussions in the Servlet EG
  • Support for Java 9 during annotation scanning
  • Update Tomcat Native to 1.2.12 to pick up the latest Windows binaries built with OpenSSL 1.0.2k

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 8.5 changelog.

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2017-03-13 Tomcat 9.0.0.M18 (alpha) Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 9.0.0.M18 (alpha) of Apache Tomcat. The is a milestone release of the 9.0.x branch and has been made to provide users with early access to the new features in Apache Tomcat 9.0.x so that they may provide feedback. The notable changes compared to 9.0.0.M17 include:

  • Updates to the early access version of the Servlet 4.0 API to align it with the most recent discussions in the Servlet EG
  • Support for Java 9 during annotation scanning
  • Enable ALPN (and hence HTTP/2) for NIO and NIO2 connectors when using JSSE for TLS on Java 9
  • Update Tomcat Native to 1.2.12 to pick up the latest Windows binaries built with OpenSSL 1.0.2k

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 9 changelog.

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2017-01-24 Tomcat 7.0.75 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 7.0.75 of Apache Tomcat. This release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.73. The notable changes since 7.0.73 include:

  • Add support for varargs in UEL expressions.
  • Ensure that the endpoint is able to unlock the acceptor thread during shutdown if the endpoint is configured to listen to any local address of a specific type such as 0.0.0.0 or ::.

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

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2017-01-24 Tomcat 8.0.41 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 8.0.41 of Apache Tomcat. Apache Tomcat 8.0.41 includes fixes for issues identified in 8.0.39 as well as other enhancements and changes. The notable changes since 8.0.39 include:

  • Improve handling of varargs in UEL expressions.
  • Ensure that the endpoint is able to unlock the acceptor thread during shutdown if the endpoint is configured to listen to any local address of a specific type such as 0.0.0.0 or ::.

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

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2017-01-16 Tomcat 8.5.11 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 8.5.11 of Apache Tomcat. Apache Tomcat 8.5.x is intended to replace 8.0.x and includes new features pulled forward from Tomcat 9.0.x. The minimum Java version and implemented specification versions remain unchanged. The notable changes compared to 8.5.9 include:

  • HTTP/2 fixes and improvements
  • Improve the logic that selects an address to use to unlock the Acceptor to take account of platforms what do not listen on all local addresses when configured with an address of 0.0.0.0 or ::
  • Fix a bug in APR/native socket close handling that resulted in unexpected errors for upgraded connections

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 8.5 changelog.

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2017-01-16 Tomcat 9.0.0.M17 (alpha) Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 9.0.0.M17 (alpha) of Apache Tomcat. The is a milestone release of the 9.0.x branch and has been made to provide users with early access to the new features in Apache Tomcat 9.0.x so that they may provide feedback. The notable changes compared to 9.0.0.M15 include:

  • HTTP/2 fixes and improvements
  • Improve the logic that selects an address to use to unlock the Acceptor to take account of platforms what do not listen on all local addresses when configured with an address of 0.0.0.0 or ::
  • Fix a bug in APR/native socket close handling that resulted in unexpected errors for upgraded connections

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 9 changelog.

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