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From Tushar Kapila <tgkp...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: 1.8.3?
Date Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:12:54 GMT
yes i was able to build ant by settings java_home=j2sdk142_18
not sure if the tests are called.
i see you already know it builds. i can help if you need any tests on
windows.

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 22:24, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:

> On 2012-01-20, Tushar Kapila wrote:
>
> > I got java 1.4 from Oracle/ old sun java site for windows and got it
> > running for a test app.
>
> I didn't realize there are Windows/Linux versions of 1.4.2_19 and older,
> I just looked at the later 1.4.2 versions and they are availabe for
> Solaris only.  I may try to get the Linux version working on my machine.
>
> > Can you share the command to get the latest ant code?
>
> > I tried
> > svn co https://fisheye6.atlassian.com/browse/ant/core/trunk ant
>
>
> > svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/ant/trunk ant
> > (svn: Repository moved permanently to '/viewvc/ant/core/trunk/'; please
> > relocate)
>
> You may want to use https instead.
>
> We know Ant builds with 1.4 - we have a CI build that verifies build and
> test there.
>
> But if I create a release using, say, OpenJDK 1.6 it is possible javac
> resolves some method invocations to methods that are present in Java6
> but not in 1.4.  This is why the release process of Ant has been a
> staged process so far where you start with the lowest JDK needed to
> support, then compile the remaining classes with the next higher version
> and so on until you reach the highest version required by an optional
> task or type.
>
> Stefan
>
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Regards
Tushar Kapila

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