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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Dropping JDK 1.1 support
Date Sat, 15 Mar 2003 02:12:57 GMT
One of the reasons we lag with ant and versions is it is so foundational to
so many projects. We dont want to screw up somebodys project just because we
dont run on their version. Open source is better than closed source in this
respect; if 1.1 users want to continue maintaining the last 1.1 branch,
we'll let them :)

And it is not like we require java1.2, only that we wont require anything
newer. So you can use the latest version you and your platform du jour is
happy with.

One thing it a move to 1.2 effectively means is that we stop running on MS
virtual machines, of the J++ or the J# variety. You can still build with
<jvc> if you want, but not run ant. Clearly nobody cares about that, which
can only be a good thing :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Weidner" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 14:03
Subject: Re: Dropping JDK 1.1 support

> +1 to move the minimum to 1.2 or 1.3.*.  While we are usually right up
> with the most recent JDK releases for our product and clients (usually
> due to features that we need), I think the statement below sums it up
> nicely.
> Eric
> Out-of-the-Box
> Bill Burton wrote:
> >   Maybe 1.3.1 could be required, but the additional benefits are few
> > over 1.2.  It's too early to require 1.4 as it's still not available
> > on some OS's.
> >
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