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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: JDK 1.2?
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2000 18:25:25 GMT
Donald Ball wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 20 Apr 2000, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > > As for whether the RedHat 5.2 user base is a problem or not, there's a
> > > faction of system administrators that lag behind updating for security and
> > > stability reasons, like the Debian distribution. Following this reasoning,
> > > they should not adopt Cocoon 2.0 for a similar lag. Everyone already agreed
> > > that JDK 1.2 should be widely available on all major platforms by Cocoon's
> > > release if not by beta. If the system administrators want to lag behind on
> > > the JDK 1.2 the should consistantly lag behind on Cocoon adoption. So
> > > there's no problem unless they're inconsistant.
> >
> > Umm. Does "everyone" include Sun and Blackdown? Does "all major
> > platforms" include FreeBSD?
> 
> Hold up. _My_ understanding was that we agreed as a group that the main
> codebase for cocoon, now and in the future, would be JDK-1.1 compatible,
> that we could try to use 1.2 methods but would always provide a workaround
> using 1.1 methods, and that _modules_ could use 1.2 methods if necessary
> for proper functionality (image stuff, i reckon). Do we have to have this
> fight _again_??

Umm. My understanding was that people had voted to support 1.2 only. I'd
be happy to hear I'm wrong.

> If my understanding is correct, let's document it and put it up on the web
> site for all to see. If not, let's document whatever it was that we agreed
> to that I didn't understand I was agreeing to and put it up on the web
> site for all to see.

+1.

Cheers,

Ben.

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