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tomcat download

Whenever i try to download tomcat from url say
http://tomcat.apache.org/download-60.cgi
 i was always confused due to many options like

6.0.33
Please see the README file for packaging information. It explains what every distribution contains.

Binary Distributions
Core:
zip (pgp, md5)
tar.gz (pgp, md5)
32-bit Windows zip (pgp, md5)
64-bit Windows zip (pgp, md5)
64-bit Itanium Windows zip (pgp, md5)
32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer (pgp, md5)
Deployer:
zip (pgp, md5)
tar.gz (pgp, md5)

Source Code Distributions
tar.gz (pgp, md5)
zip (pgp, md5)



which one i should use when. what are advantages, disadvantages, uses of each type. Thanks ina dvance
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Question by:gudii9
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by:for_yan
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It depends where you want to install and run it

Usually id you have 32-bit windows machine - you'll want to dowbload 32-bit Wiindows zip
or 32-bit Windows service installer

The latter would be usefuil if youy want to run your Tomcat server on windows machine as
a servic e - which is norrmally very convenient

You normall don't need to to download source code distribution - unless you want to look at code.
Those people who particiapete in Tomcat development they would need the source ciode to do it
But this is whole different type of activity than just to use Tomcat.

Some special people using the code may customize some parts for their needs using the source code, but it is not a very good idea, as next
release would not contain your customization

Anyway, normal uses as a rule do not need source code


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Please see the README file for packaging information. It explains what every distribution contains.


...did you read the README ?

There are only 2 options aside from architecture type and source code, which unless you have a reason to compile manually and not use a pre-compiled binary, should not use.
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by:rdudek101
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What operating system are you downloading it for?  If it's windows, I recommend the Windows Service Installer.  The Itanium version is for servers running xeon processors.  Others are designed for compiling.
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Ahh...the Itanium version is actually for systems running Itanium processors.  Xeons are standard x86 and you should download the standard 32-bit or 64-bit version based on your system and OS.
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by:gudii9
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>>>The latter would be usefuil if youy want to run your Tomcat server on windows machine as
a servic e - which is norrmally very convenient


how windows installer is more convenient. How is it different from other. please advise
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by:gudii9
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my laptop runs on windows 7 with 64 bit configuration. so i should choose


Binary Distributions
Core:
zip (pgp, md5)
//tar.gz (pgp, md5)
//32-bit Windows zip (pgp, md5)
64-bit Windows zip (pgp, md5)'


not the deployer one. please advise
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by:for_yan
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Windows installer is executable which installs tomact as a windows service when you execvute it
After that you can go to ControlPanel- admin-tools -services and start
(or stop ) Tomcat service
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by:for_yan
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I think this one
32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer
should work on your laptop
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