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From Jon Stevens <>
Subject Re: Ant 2 -> Java 1.2 WAS:RE: cvs commit:jakarta-ant/proposal/anteater/source/main/org/apache/ant
Date Sat, 09 Dec 2000 21:15:59 GMT
on 12/9/2000 12:27 PM, "Chris Todd" <> wrote:

> I wasn't confused, and I don't think too many people were.  Being able to
> build 1.1 code using an Ant that itself only runs in a 1.2 VM doesn't matter
> to folks who develop and build their code on systems for which JDK1.2 is
> unavailable.  You would essentially be telling those folks they can't use
> Ant in their development environment, they will have to go find some other
> system that has a 1.2 VM available for doing their builds.  I don't know how
> many systems only have 1.1 VMs available, but I would rather see Ant be
> inclusive rather than exclusive.  Just my 2 cents as a devoted Ant user.

However, you can have both JVM's installed on your machine at the same time
and given the fact that 1.1 code runs fine on 1.2 JVM's this would be a
great migration path.



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