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From Interesse Michelangelo <M.Intere...@netsiel.it>
Subject R:JDK 1.2 vs 1.1: my final proposal
Date Sun, 02 Apr 2000 18:48:18 GMT
It looks reasonable to me !
gO AHEAD, PLEEEASE ;)))
 
Michelangelo Interesse
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> Da:	Stefano Mazzocchi[SMTP:stefano@apache.org]
> Risposta a: 	cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Inviato:	martedì 28 marzo 2000 12.36
> A:	cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Oggetto:	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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