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From "Mark Washeim" <>
Subject Re: JDK 1.2 vs 1.1: the never-ending story.
Date Mon, 27 Mar 2000 14:51:18 GMT

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From: Pierpaolo Fumagalli <>
To: <>
Date: 22 March 2000 20:48
Subject: Re: JDK 1.2 vs 1.1: the never-ending story.

>"Timm, Sean" wrote:
>> My opinion?  Your timeline listed Cocoon 2.0 as final in October (if I
>> remember correctly).  Any platform that doesn't have a working
>> implementation of Java 1.2 by October probably isn't a viable Java
>> anyway.  Cocoon 2 is getting a fresh start with new code...don't base it
>> of an old standard.  It sounds like 1.2 offers many things that could be
>> very useful in the new development, and I don't see any problems with
>> to 1.2 that time won't resolve before Cocoon 2 is final, anyway.
>I believe I replied too to this thread, but the reply must have been
>lost on some plane between California and Italy...
>I agree completely w/ you. Even if _RIGHT_NOW_ in the first
>implementation of the code I tried not to include anything 1.1 specific
>(probably something _IS_ in the code, but it was involuntary) I think we
>should aim for JDK 1.2, expecially now that Sun and Blackdown are both
>pretty good shaped under Linux...
>If IBM doesn't follow with their VM (wich I believe is ready but not
>released), well... that's THEIR problem...

Correction, it becomes the problem of all people using IBM (among other
platforms) who would also like to be Cocoon advocates. That's me (and all
the developers who work for me and several large corporate clients).


> Pier (who just switched to JDK-1.3, and it's GREAT!)
>pier: stable structure erected over water to allow docking of seacraft
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