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From Jon Stevens <>
Subject Re: Ant 2 -> JDK 1.2
Date Sat, 09 Dec 2000 23:13:34 GMT
on 12/9/2000 2:58 PM, "Sam Ruby" <> wrote:

> Jon Stevens wrote:
>> 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.
> While I am personally +1 on having Ant 2 prereq Java 2, I fee that I must
> point out that the above is not entirely true.
> If you take the 3.1 source of Tomcat and build it using a JDK 1.1 vintage
> javac, the results will run correctly on 1.1 but not on 1.2.  (I imagine
> that this is still true with the 3.2 version of Tomcat, but I haven't tried
> the combination of TC 3.2 on JDK 1.1.x).
> Furthermore, if you take the version of Ant that was used in the Tomcat 3.1
> timeframe, you will find that the results will compile with JDK 1.3, but
> the code will not execute correctly.
> My point is that the incompatiblities between JDK releases is not
> theoretical, and even affects relatively small projects such as Ant and
> Tomcat.

My point is that you can install ALL the different revisions of the JDK on
your machine and build using whichever one works for you. :-)

> My suggestion is that Ant 1 and Ant 2 be allowed to continue in parallel
> for as long as there is developer interest in both.

I don't think anything else along those has been suggested by anyone.

JServ is still around. :-)


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