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From "Chappell, Simon P" <Simon.Chapp...@landsend.com>
Subject RE: Dropping JDK 1.1 support
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2003 14:50:14 GMT


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Stefano Mancarella [mailto:stefano.mancarella@caboto.it]
>Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 8:43 AM
>To: Ant Users List
>Subject: Re: Dropping JDK 1.1 support

<snip>

>> 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. :-)

Simon

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Simon P. Chappell                     simon.chappell@landsend.com
Java Programming Specialist                      www.landsend.com
Lands' End, Inc.                                   (608) 935-4526

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