When deciding to install Tomcat on a Linux CentOS 6.2 server, I'm faced with a variety of releases to select from. See for example here. Regarding JDK releases, there are also are variety to select from (see here).
Which brings up the question... should one generally select the latest stable release (e.g. Tomcat 7.0.25, and JDK SE 7 update 2)? Or, should one install the last release from the last version (e.g. Tomcat 6.0.35, JDK SE 6 last update)?
What thought process do people go through in making this decision?