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From d...@multitask.com.au
Subject Re: 1.1 compat ( was Re: Death of a mutant ...
Date Fri, 12 Jul 2002 04:22:12 GMT
costinm@covalent.net wrote on 07/12/2002 01:36:35 PM:

> On Thu, 11 Jul 2002, Diane Holt wrote:
> 
> > --- costinm@covalent.net wrote:
> > > It seems many commiters feel supporting JDK1.1 is no longer necesary
> > > and having ant1.5 the last one supporting it is reasonable. All it
> > > takes is a vote.
> > 
> > I thought the idea was to keep Ant1.x 1.1-compatible, and make the 
break
> > at Ant2. Did that change over the course of this thread and I missed 
it?
> 
> I thought the idea was that ant2 will have those famous incompatible 
API/
> build.xml changes ( or will just be the next release after 1.9 :-).
> 
> It seems many people want to stop supporting 1.1 - I'm usually against, 

I don't think anyone wanted to stop supporting Ant 1.x anymore, just as 
Tomcat 3.x is still supported and developed, but many want a move to a new 
architecture and requirements with Ant 2.

> but if indeed nobody uses 1.1 anymore ( for development at least ) I 
don't 
> see why it has to wait until ant2. 
> 
> Each version includes the features and supports whatever the commiters 
> decide. We've seen a lot of pain in keeping 1.5 compatible with JDK1.1,
> and having a better class loading in 1.6 would outweight 
> the lost of 1.1. 
> 
> Costin
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