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From "Mark Washeim" <esa...@canuck.com>
Subject Re: JDK 1.2 vs 1.1: my final proposal
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2000 12:54:53 GMT
The following are eminantly reasonable suggestions. I couldn't possibly ask
for more or better.

Thank you, as usual, for your careful deliberations and choices.

Mark Washeim
-----Original Message-----
From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefano@apache.org>
To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org <cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org>
Date: 28 March 2000 14:25
Subject: JDK 1.2 vs 1.1: my final proposal


>rubys@us.ibm.com wrote:
>
>> From my perspective, I don't believe that Cocoon is merely a toy, so I
>> personally would be more conservative.
>
>While everybody agrees that JDK 1.2 is the way to go (or even 1.3 if we
>wait a little more), there are very few things that make it impossible
>to develop Cocoon on a 1.1 platform.
>
>In fact, Cocoon 1.x _is_ a 1.1 application as all the other java
>projects hosted by the ASF.
>
>There are a couple of things that 1.2 will make a difference with, they
>are:
>
> - memory store (for the use of soft references... even if current
>implementations do not seem to be that good)
>
> - everything that requires java2d (raster generation)
>
>everything else can be restated as follows:
>
> - security -> the servlet engine should deal with this
>
> - collections -> we'll use the 1.1 backported collection framework and
>later update the import statements.... simple transition
>
> - classloading -> the classloader problem appears to be a jserv
>problem... even if not easy to solve, we might hack around it
>internally... This does not require 1.2
>
>So, my (hopefully final) proposal is:
>
> 1) in core, keep 1.1 compatibiliy
> 2) where absolutely necessary use 1.2, but only in components
> 3) if possible, give 1.1 alternatives to the 1.2 components
>
>What do you think?
>
>--
>Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
>                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
><stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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