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From Dale Anson <>
Subject Re: Dropping JDK 1.1 support
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2003 06:47:21 GMT
Ditto for me, 1.4 would be my recommendation. I don't know anyone using 
jdk 1.3 or earlier.

+1 for Ant 1.6 to use jdk 1.2.

Conor MacNeill wrote:

>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 
>3. Stick to JDK 1.1 support for now.
>Please feel free to express your views. 

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