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From Andre-John Mas <andrejohn....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Java version of Ivy/IvyDE
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2013 09:40:04 GMT
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. 

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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