By down level I mean that the version of Tomcat that is supported by IBM runs java 1.3 I believe. I have a need to run classes compiled to java 1.5. The Apache software is available to do this, but is not supported. Supported software makes me feel so warm and fuzzy that I'm currently trying to use the new lwi server. Maybe I should look at websphere/geranimo?

This is not a tough call for me because I'm trying to build out features that will be mission critical. If you're confident in your abilities, and/or the application is not mission critical, the community supported versions of Apache software are great. There's an excellent chance that is what you'll be running on a pc server anyway. Additionally, I'm sure you can buy support for these packages somewhere whether it runs on a pc or on the System I.

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Not sure what you mean by a downlevel server.

Tomcat 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0 all run on the iSeries. Tomcat 6.0 is most

Works fine for serving up JSP applications as well as web services.

Websphere Community Edition (AKA Apache Geronimo Works Too.)

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date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 15:48:20 -0800
from: "Josh Diggs" <JDiggs@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: I am in a Holy War about webserving from a System i

As far as being difficult to set up, I believe there are two flavors of
application server that are supported (hence relatively easy to set up
because you can always ask IBM if you get stuck). I've used apache with
tomcat to serve up jsp pages with no real problems. This is a downlevel
server however, so I would probably look at WebSphere community edition
or whatever it is called.

Hope this helps,


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