Bug 52925 - Upgrade Tomcat 6 to ECJ 3.7.2
Summary: Upgrade Tomcat 6 to ECJ 3.7.2
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 52805
Alias: None
Product: Tomcat 6
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Jasper (show other bugs)
Version: 6.0.35
Hardware: All All
: P2 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: default
Assignee: Tomcat Developers Mailing List
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-15 21:46 UTC by Nick Williams
Modified: 2012-03-15 22:03 UTC (History)
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Description Nick Williams 2012-03-15 21:46:16 UTC
Tomcat 6.0.35 currently has ECJ version 3.7 (3.7.0) in it.

Tomcat 7.0.25 has ECJ version 3.7.1.

After discussing with Konstantin Kolinko on the developer list earlier today, he found that ECJ 3.7.2 had been released and put it in the libs directory for the next version of Tomcat 7, but not Tomcat 6.

Consider this my official request to do the same for Tomcat 6, and upgrade it to ECJ version 3.7.2.

Reasoning: Tomcat 7.0.25 can run on Java 7 out of the box, and with a simple change to compileSourceVM and compileTargetVM in $CATALINA_BASE/conf/web.xml can compile JSPs for Java 7. Tomcat 6.0.35 can also run on Java 7 out of the box, but changing compileSourceVM and compileTargetVM to Java 7 will not work, because ECJ did not support Java 7 until ECJ 3.7.1.

Cons: I can't see any reasons (off the bat) NOT to do this. It's possible other people might know of reasons not to upgrade the next version of Tomcat 6 to ECJ 3.7.2.
Comment 1 Konstantin Kolinko 2012-03-15 22:03:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 52805 ***