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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 20699] - [PATCH] rmic and seaprate input/output directories
Date Wed, 24 Aug 2005 09:36:03 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From stevel@apache.org  2005-08-24 11:36 -------
We stay with the original defaults for rmic for the same reason we dont enable
the java1.5 language options on javac in Jaa1.5 - minimising the risk of shared
build files breaking.

If you write a project on java1.4, publish it and someone running java1.5
downloads and tries to rebuild your app, you dont want to end up fielding
support calls saying "enum is now a reserved word" or "rmic doesnt generate
stubs". you want to know that your build file works consistently across
platforms, and that is what we deliver.

Sun appear to have different goals, or a different view of the world; one of
little self-contained projects where the developer/dev team can all move up to a
new java version simultaneously. They also still think people build using the
command line tools, not via IDE or ant/maven. Accordingly, sometimes they change
things that they think are "best" for their imagined customer. We, with a focus
more on consistency and backwards compability, have to change them back.

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