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From "Steve Cohen" <>
Subject RE: Dropping JDK 1.1 support
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2003 14:36:54 GMT
Our shop has still not migrated to 1.4.  I suspect that there are many
in that boat.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dale Anson [] 
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 12:47 AM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: Dropping JDK 1.1 support

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

>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 
>under JDK 1.1. Optional tasks are able to require more modern JDK
>We are thinking about moving the core up to requiring JDK 1.2. It has
>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. 
>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

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

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