Sakai 11 now requires Java 8 and Tomcat 8.
However, when you upgrade (and configure), you’ll notice a rather long startup time due to a change in the JAR scanning behaviour of Tomcat:
Server startup in 252800 ms
This scanning is unnecessary for Sakai though, so add this to your Tomcat/conf/context.xml file:
<Context> ... <JarScanner> <JarScanFilter defaultPluggabilityScan="false" /> </JarScanner> ... </Context>
And now you should have a much happier (and usable) startup time:
Server startup in 55836 ms
Got any more tips to improve startup times? Post in the comments!