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From dona...@mad.scientist.com
Subject Re: Available task and JDK versions
Date Mon, 24 Jul 2000 02:02:02 GMT
On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, Tim Fennell wrote:

> Hey All,
> 
> I was thinking about the thread about extending available to do something like:
> 	<available jdk="1.2" property="newer.jdk"/>
> 
> No-one seems to have picked up on this, so unless someone has already started, I'm going
to go ahead and implement this. I would
> like to solicit some feedback before starting though. So, questions:
> 
> 1. Is available the right place (I certainly think so)?
> 2. What level of detail would you find useful?
> 
> My thoughts are (based on what I would find useful) that it should be implemented as
a check on the Java spec version (1.1, 1.2
> etc), not on the minor version of the implementation (e.g. 1.2.2 vs 1.2). Also that if
checking for 1.2, and jdk version 1.3 is
> detected, true should be returned as this will simplify
checking for 1.x or later.  

I would like to be able to do the following things

1.1+
1.2+
1.2.3+
1.2.*
1.3.*
1.3.1

if that helps :P

Cheers,

Pete

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