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From "Magesh Umasankar" <umag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Dropping JDK 1.1 support
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2003 15:40:18 GMT
Where is the carrot from the user's perspective?

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Conor MacNeill" <conor@cortexebusiness.com.au>
To: <user@ant.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:05 PM
Subject: Dropping JDK 1.1 support


> We've started discussing on ant-dev at what point we could drop support
for
> JDK 1.1 in Ant. Steve has suggested that we should ask the user community
for
> opinions. I think that is a good idea so here goes.
>
> Currently the Ant core and many of the core tasks are required to compile
> under JDK 1.1. Optional tasks are able to require more modern JDK
versions.
> We are thinking about moving the core up to requiring JDK 1.2. It has the
> advantage of allowing us to use JDK 1.2 facilities without resorting to
> reflection and artificial interfaces, etc..
>
> The options would be
>
> 1. Mark the Ant 1.5.x releases as the last JDK 1.1 compatible release.
IOW,
> Ant 1.6 would require JDK 1.2
>
> 2. Mark 1.6 as the last JDK 1.1 release. This would give more notice of
the
> change
>
> 3. Stick to JDK 1.1 support for now.
>
> Please feel free to express your views.
>
> Thanks
> Conor
>
> --
> Conor MacNeill
> Blog: http://codefeed.com/blog/
>




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