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From Torsten Curdt <tcu...@dff.st>
Subject RE: JDK 1.3 vs JDK 1.4 issue
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2002 12:27:39 GMT
On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> Torsten Curdt wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> >
> > > We are struggling a little bit with the differences between the JDK 1.3
> > > and JDK 1.4 with regards to the JDBC interfaces.
> >
> > ...as seen on many POSTs on cocoon-users as well
> >
> > > We have one class (EsqlConnection) implementing the java.sql.Connection
> > > interface. Unfortunately this interface has changed in JDK 1.4.
> > >
> > > This little change forces us to test during compilation(!) of Cocoon
> > > whether we are in a 1.3 or in a 1.4 environment and changing with the
> > > ant build script the source of the EsqlConnection class.
> >
> > even worse... ant seems not always to get it right...
> >
> > http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=101424515522929&w=2
> >
> > > This mechanism works of course but has the great disadvantage that
> > > Cocoon compiled with JDK 1.3 does not work with JDK 1.4 and even worse
> > > Cocoon is not compilable without the ant script!
> >
> > but is this really a problem? if you want it to run it on jdk 1.4 you need
> > to compile it on jdk 1.4 - as easy as that... as long as our releases work
> > with both jdks we should be fine...
> >
> > as long at it compiles on the very same system it is supposed to run on...
> > or do I see this too pragmatic?
> >
> The main problem I have is that I cannot combile Cocoon without the Ant
> script because of the special tags in the EsqlConnection.java.
> And this is bad (at least for me).

true... if you don't have ant integrated in you IDE this sucks...

so... what to do?
(sometimes I really hate the missing #define and #ifdef ;-)
--
Torsten


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