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From "Magesh Umasankar" <umag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Ant on java 1.4
Date Fri, 17 May 2002 20:58:45 GMT
jikes 1.15 (not 1.14, not 1.13) seems to work.
But it would be a shame, wouldn't it, if we
cannot compile it using JDK? ;-)

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----- Original Message -----
From: <costinm@covalent.net>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: Ant on java 1.4


> On Fri, 17 May 2002, Magesh Umasankar wrote:
>
> > I need to build Ant with JDK 1.4 because to generate
> > a total build, there are dependencies on JDK 1.4 in
> > build.xml.  However, if I specify target=1.1, I run
> > into other problems for which I have launched a
> > separate thread of discussion...
> >
> > How do you all out there manage a complete Ant build
> > using JDK 1.4 so that the distro is 1.1 compatible as
> > well?
>
> I didn't tried yet - my 'itch' was the fact that I couldn't
> use jikes.
>
> Probably the best workaround would be to just not use
> javac for the relase ( jikes with rt.jar from 1.4 may work ).
> But of course jikes has it's own bugs...
>
>
> Costin
>
>
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Magesh
> >
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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <costinm@covalent.net>
> > To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> > Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 4:19 PM
> > Subject: Re: Ant on java 1.4
> >
> >
> > > On Fri, 17 May 2002 costinm@covalent.net wrote:
> > >
> > > > Stefan,
> > > >
> > > > I did a quick grep and no jakarta or xml project is using target
> > > > attribute. In fact many are setting 'classic' compiler in build.xml,
so
> > > > they'll not even compile with JDK1.4 out of box.
> > > >
> > > > My point is that most people just don't know about this new
wonderfull
> > > > 'feature' of JDK1.4. I didn't know until it bit me.
> > >
> > > BTW, it seems jikes will not work if 'target=1.2' is used - so a
system
> > > build with 1.4 won't be useable with jikes ( and I suspect other
> > compilers ).
> > >
> > >
> > > Costin
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Costin
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > > That brakes backward compatibility for all projects who target
> > > > > > JDK1.1.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm not taking about JDK 1.4 breaking backwards compatibility - we
> > > > > both know it does in too many places to enumerate them - but
backwards
> > > > > compatibility to Ant 1.4.
> > > > >
> > > > > If I don't care for JDK 1.1, I won't set the target option in Ant
1.4
> > and
> > > > > use the compiler's default value.  If I do, I better set the
target
> > > > > option instead of relying on Ant (which I can't if my users may be
> > > > > stuck with Ant 1.4 anyway).
> > > > >
> > > > > > Many projects _require_ 1.4 to be fully built, and all those
will
> > > > > > not work with JDK1.1.
> > > > >
> > > > > If these projects want to be compatible to JDK 1.1, they should
make
> > > > > that decision consciously and set the target attribute explicitly
> > > > > IMHO.
> > > > >
> > > > > Stefan
> > > > >
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