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From "Gerard van Enk" <>
Subject RE: JDK 1.2 vs 1.1: my final proposal
Date Wed, 29 Mar 2000 07:07:53 GMT
> Gerard van Enk wrote:
> > When will 1.2 be adopted by the ASF???
> Of course, I cannot speak for the ASF and, even more, I cannot speak for
> this project, so I speak for myself:
> we'll move to JDK 1.2 when there is need for it.
> And Cocoon2 will have parts that will be 1.2 based but will try to make
> it easier for all users to make this transition as much painless as
> possible.
> There are companies that are _investing_ on this project. Big bucks, I
> might say.
> We, as a group, have the industrial responsibility to provide good
> software and the open source responsibility to keep the community
> together.
> I should point out that the second goal is many times harder than the
> first one (things that few commercial companies understand today!).
> So, while there is an urgent need for evolution, solid reasons not to
> throw away 1.1 compatibility were posed and since, after careful
> evaluatation, I found no specific need to have 1.1 incompatible code in
> cocoon's core, I made my proposal.
> I'm more than willing to upgrade to a newer java version ASAP but I
> don't want to even slightly create forking frictions in this project.
> Broken software can be repaired. Fragmented communities cannot.

ok, now I'm completely +1 



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