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From James M Snell <jasn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: JDK 1.4.2 backport
Date Mon, 19 Jun 2006 21:38:43 GMT
Maintaining the backport as a separate branch is indeed a pain, however,
I very much prefer keeping the java5 features in the trunk as I believe
they provide a very real benefit.  I'll volunteer now to be the one
responsible for maintaining the separate image.

- James

Paul Querna wrote:
> James M Snell wrote:
>> Current Abdera depends on a number of Java5 features.  However, I've
>> purposefully limited those dependencies to ones that are easy to
>> backport to 1.4.2.  There is a definite demand for a 1.4.2
>> implementation.  One of the key reasons I would like to keep the parser
>> and core branches as stable as possible is so that we can maintain a
>> 1.4.2 branch that is periodically sync'd with the trunk.  For each
>> milestone, we would make both the Java5 and 1.4.2 versions available.
> 
> I personally think a separate branch is a bad idea.  Keeping two
> branches that are otherwise identical is generally a pain in the ass.
> 
> If there really is a need for 1.4.2 compat, is there any reason to not
> do that in trunk, since it would still work with 1.5?
> 
> -Paul
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