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From Jeffrey E Care <ca...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Drop JDK 1.4 after 1.8.3
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:57:03 GMT
> From: Jesse Glick <jesse.glick@oracle.com>
> To: dev@ant.apache.org
> Date: 01/27/2012 01:44 PM
> Subject: [VOTE] Drop JDK 1.4 after 1.8.3
> 
> As suggested in 1.8.3 thread, I propose we drop JDK 1.4 support in 
> trunk after Ant 1.8.3 is released. It is long past EOL 
> <http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html> and 
> cumbersome to even get installed for testing. (Note that JDK 5 is 
> also past EOL, but I am not proposing 
> dropping JDK 5 support in this vote.)
> 
> Switching trunk sources to assume JDK 5 would, among other things, 
> permit use of generics to make code clearer. It is also possible 
> that annotations could be used to 
> document tasks/types and their configuration. And of course there 
> are various API enhancements that may be of use; a search for "jdk1.
> 5" in build.xml shows some things 
> that could be simplified, and there is likely more that would be 
> used if it were easy to do so.

Is there a +1000 option?
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