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From Deepal Jayasinghe <>
Subject [Axis2] Moving Axis2 code base into JDK 1.5
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2008 04:15:09 GMT
Hi all ,

As you might remember few months back Glen asked the list about moving 
to JDK 1.5 and I think we got very positive feedback. So I thought of 
asking again and change the code to work with JDK 1.5 . The main reason 
behind sending this mail is due the dependency we have for annogen. As I 
can see that project is dead one and there is no development happening 
so I do not think it is a good idea to depend on such a project. In the 
meantime we have few issues with annogen as well ,first  inner class 
problem (I have locally fixed that both in Axis2 and Annogen will commit 
soon) , second is the final class problem. I request a release from 
annogen after the changes that Dims did , but we did not get any reply 
so far.

We all know that we get better annotation support from JDK 1.5 so if we 
move to JDK 1.5 we can get rid of the annogen dependency and we can just 
use JDK for annotation processing.  Other problem is generic support , 
if we move to JDK 1.5 we can have generic support in our POJOs.  In 
addition to POJO we can get better concurrent support in JDK 1.5 as well.

So if we move to JDK 1.5 we can get better support , and I do not think 
any advantage of staying in 1.4 . If some user want to use Axis2 in JDK 
1.4 they can happily use Axis2 1.3 , which is very stable version and 
working fine in 1.4 and 1.5.

If any user or developers have any concern on moving to JDK 1.5 please 
come forward and reply to this mail that will be very helpful for all of us.

Here is my +1 for moving to JDK 1.5 to and release Axis2 1.4 in JDK 1.5

Thank you,

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