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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <>
Subject Re: [Important]: JDK issues
Date Wed, 26 Jun 2002 14:41:45 GMT
>> That's the problem I hinted at in my first email. Doing it correctly
>> we would have to build two versions of excalibur (1.2 compatible and
>> 1.4 compatible) ourselfs! And this is something I really don't want
>> to do. This would result in a real nightmare and which version do we 
>> keep in
>> our CVS/lib directory? Can we assure that Excalibur is the only 
>> component we have to take
>> into account?
>> Now, making our lifes easier I'm in favour of building only a 1.2 
>> compatible version (excalibur and all other projects are mostly
>> build with a JDK 1.2 and not JDK 1.4).
>> So we could make a binary distribution for 1.2,1.3 and that would even
>> run with 1.4 except perhaps when it comes to JDBC. So anyone really
>> requiring JDBC 3.0 has to build Excalibur and Cocoon himself.
> Definately against this.
> Users with 1.4 will not be able to use the binary dist. Bleah :-P
> Let's do them a favor, you compile it for them and call it dist-14.
Yes...thats yucky.  1 million emails of  "gee it doesn't work"  would 
ensue.  Secondly, one must move forward not backward.  Perhaps this is 
an opportunity, and maybe it points out a weakness in Excalibur that 
should be corrected.  (just saying maybe)


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