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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: sun.tools.javac.Main will be removed from JDK1.4
Date Sun, 22 Jul 2001 00:37:10 GMT


Donald Ball wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Morrison, John wrote:
> 
> > Err! and what are we supposed to do instead?  I *assume* this has
> > consequences for C2?
> 
> use jikes? continue to request a java compiler api jcp working group?
> 
> (frankly, i'm astonished at the choices that are being made in jdk1.4 -
> incompatible changes in the jdbc api, now this... what gives? people use
> this stuff in the real world, y'know.)

True.  Avalon Excalibur has already prepared for the JDBC 3.0 in JDK1.4.
If compiled with JDK1.4, it will use the correct class--and hopefully
will be useable in a JDK1.3 world.  Testing on that is needed, though.

There are some other issues with Swing.

I ran JBuilder 4.5 in JDK1.4 to see if it still worked.  One nice thing
is that mouse-wheel scrolling is supported--but there is some general
flakiness in the UI (screen getting stuck, copy/paste not working
correctly).

Anyway--I am sure there are other surprises in JDK1.4 as well.

> 
> - donald
> 
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