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From Nicolas Lalevée <nicolas.lale...@hibnet.org>
Subject Re: Java version of Ivy/IvyDE
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:33:03 GMT

Le 2 sept. 2013 à 11:40, Andre-John Mas <andrejohn.mas@gmail.com> a écrit :

> I would vote for supporting Java 6 and then indicating on the website which ant + ivy/ivyDE
version combination is needed to support pre-JDK 1.6 environments, especially given the argument
about Ant requiring more recent JDK version. 

There is a page dedicated to that in each version of IvyDE:
http://ant.apache.org/ivy/ivyde/history/latest-milestone/compatibility.html

We would indeed need one for Ivy.

Nicolas

> 
> JDK 1.6 has been out long enough that it should probably be considered well established
and suitable as the current baseline. 
> 
> At the same time it would be interesting to know from anyone who votes for continued
support for java 1.4, why they are unable to use 1.6 as a their tooling environment, noting
that you can still target 1.4 with 1.6 based build tools. 
> 
> André-John
> 
> Sent from my phone. Envoyé depuis mon téléphone. 
> 
> On 2013-09-02, at 9:37, Nicolas Lalevée <nicolas.lalevee@hibnet.org> wrote:
> 
>> Ivy and IvyDE are still supporting Java 1.4.
>> 
>> Java 1.4 is starting to be very old. And I am missing generics (I need them so much
that I do some generic-commenting [1]). So I suggest to require at least Java 5.
>> 
>> As discussed with the Java requirement of Ant, Java 5 is deprecated too, and I for
instance cannot run it anymore on my machine. So I would suggest to jump directly to require
Java 6.
>> 
>> So what do you think ?
>> [ ] we should continue to support Java 1.4
>> [ ] we should make Ivy and IvyDE require Java 5
>> [ ] we should make Ivy and IvyDE require Java 6
>> 
>> Nicolas
>> 
>> [1] http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/ivy/core/trunk/src/java/org/apache/ivy/osgi/repo/ArtifactReportManifestIterable.java
>> 
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