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From "New AxisU" <newax...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [axis2] [IMPORTANT] JDK 1.4 compatibility - feedback requested
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2007 17:44:52 GMT
We are using jdk 1.5 & planning to move to 1.6

On 8/15/07, Pantvaidya, Vishwajit <vpantvai@selectica.com> wrote:
> I agree - adding support for 1.5 while retaining compatibility with 1.4
> (essentially not to use features of 1.5) is probably the best option.
>
>
> - Vish.
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Bjorn Townsend [mailto:bjorn@sourcelabs.com]
> >Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 2:54 PM
> >To: axis-user@ws.apache.org
> >Cc: Axis-Dev
> >Subject: Re: [axis2] [IMPORTANT] JDK 1.4 compatibility - feedback requested
> >
> >Hi Glen,
> >
> >I wanted to throw my two cents in on this as it's an important issue.
> >In short, I think Axis2 should continue to support both, especially
> >if it wants to encourage stragglers to migrate from 1.x. Most of
> >Sourcelabs' customers are inherently conservative Global 2000
> >companies, most of them use Axis 1.x in one form or another, and none
> >of them have completely migrated to 1.5.  The reasons for this are
> >generally the result of company policy -- internal standards and the
> >desire to minimize upgrades being prominent reasons for said policy.
> >The process of moving to 1.5 for them will be a long and painful one,
> >and they are much more likely to be interested in or need to migrate
> >to Axis2 before upgrading to Java 1.5.  Our customers would find
> >migrating to Axis2 much more palatable if they didn't need to upgrade
> >to Java 1.5 at the same time. I suspect the same is probably true of
> >many users of Axis in the enterprise.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Bjorn
> >
> >On Aug 14, 2007, at 9:25 PM  August 14, Glen Daniels wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Axis2 developers and users!
> >>
> >> There has been a bunch of discussion lately revolving around the
> >> question of JDK1.4 compatibility.  It has been suggested that Axis2
> >> move to JDK 1.5, in order to gain the benefits of things like
> >> generics, built-in concurrency (no backport lib), and annotations.
> >> Some folks feel that there are enough people out there still in a
> >> 1.4 environment that we should hold off, and others think we should
> >> bite the bullet and move to 1.5.
> >>
> >> HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO PROVIDE VALUABLE INPUT!
> >>
> >> Are you using, or planning to use, Axis2 in an environment that is
> >> locked to JDK 1.4?  If so, please let us know by responding to this
> >> thread and telling us (if you can) about the particulars of what's
> >> tying you to 1.4 - is it your app server?  Company policy?
> >> Something else?
> >>
> >> We'd really like to take good care of our users, and doing that
> >> involves figuring out whether we can jump into 1.5-land or if we
> >> need to keep things working with 1.4.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> --Glen
> >>
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