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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re: Dropping JDK 1.1 support
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2003 04:55:39 GMT

Who still uses JDK1.1?  Not me.  Well, I suppose someone still does, but I 
wouldn't care if you required JDK1.3 as the minimum.  Heck, I wouldn't care 
if 1.4 was the minimum, but JDK1.3 is probably prudent.

+1 for Ant-1.6 to require JDK1.2


At 03:05 PM 3/14/2003 +1100, you 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.
>Conor MacNeill
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