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From "Chappell, Simon P" <>
Subject RE: Dropping JDK 1.1 support
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2003 15:13:00 GMT

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jesse Stockall []
>Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 9:02 AM
>To: Ant Users List
>Subject: Re: Dropping JDK 1.1 support
>On Friday, March 14, 2003, at 09:50  AM, Chappell, Simon P wrote:
>>>> MacOS only supports 1.1, and will never see anything 
>newer. The free
>>>> VM's (Kaffe, SableVM, etc) do not support all the 1.4
>>> features, MacOS X
>>>> just got 1.4.1 a couple days ago. OS/2 has 1.3.1, OS/390 has 1.3.1,
>>>> Linux on pSeries (RS/6000) has 1.3.1, Linux on 31 bit
>>> zSeries has 1.3.1.
>>> It seems that the only system in the above list which would be
>>> affected
>>> by a shift to JDK 1.2 would be MacOS. As long as Ant 1.5.x
>>> continues to
>>> be supported (only for bug fixes, obviously) I don't see 
>any problem.
>> Actually, given that MacOS (i.e. all versions previous to OS 
>X) is now 
>> official in end of life status, and that all new development 
>is going 
>> into OS X, this does not seem like a huge concern to me. I use OS X 
>> and have just upgraded to Java 1.4.1, so I'm not having a 
>problem with 
>> this personally. :-)
>So are you offering to to purchase new Macs for all those still using 
>MacOS 9?


>Just because Apple has decided to EOL MacOS 9, does not mean that 
>everyone upgrades over night. Only about 20% - 30% of all Mac 
>users are 
>using OS X, that leaves quite a few with Java 1.1

The previous versions of ant are not going away. You can continue to use them. The absolute
worst case here would be that you could continue to use ant 1.5 with JDK 1.1 on older Macs.

>Jesse Stockall -
>CRYPTOCard Corp.


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