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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Splitting JDK dependent code [was: Re: Javac task design problems]
Date Tue, 25 Feb 2003 15:19:49 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

>One solution to avoid filtering our java-code because of jdk-dependencies
>is to separate this code into different source directories.
>For example for the databases block that uses ant filtering we could
>generate three directories:
>blocks/databases/java - the common code
>blocks/databases/java1.2 - the for JDK 1.2/1.3

I think that because Avalon (IIRC) could not be run under 1.2, and 
because 1.3 almost (99.9%) everywhere available (see POLL), we should 
write simply 1.3 and do not mention 1.2 anymore.

>blocks/databases/java1.4 - the for JDK 1.4 and
>This is then similar to our libs directory.
>This solution would not only remove the need of filtering but would also
>make the source directly usable within your favorite IDE.

OTOH, it will increase maintanence - you have to maintain two copies...


>What do you think?
>Carsten Ziegeler
>Open Source Group, S&N AG

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