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From Antonio Gallardo <>
Subject Re: [Vote] Java 5 as minimum JDK requirement
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2006 14:53:06 GMT
Reinhard Poetz escribió:
> Torsten Curdt wrote:
>>> > I still stand with my -1 vote. I don't want to be attacked personally
>>> > for it. Sorry for it, but we don't agree here.
>>> >
>>> In that case I think it is time to put this discussion to rest. It
>>> sounds like we have consensus for servlet 2.4 but not for Java 5.
>> Why does that sound like retroweaver/translater is not an option?
>> I haven't personally used it for such a huge project yet but obviously
>> other projects are using it - successfully. For the API differences they
>> provide a runtime jar btw.
>> I would rather give that a try than adjusting our project to the speed
>> of IT departments in large banks or organizations in general.
> yep, that's a pity. I guess if we wait for these organziations we can 
> switch to 1.5 in 2007 at the time when Java 7 will be released.
>> ...and whoever thinks these "little things" don't make a difference in
>> coding should listen to some of the ruby talks available on the net.
>> Or even better - play a bit with it.
>> There is a fine line between getting stuck in legacy and loosing users.
>>> From the feedback we got so far it sounds people are happy with
>> 1.5. If we now can satisfy the legacy with some bytecode magic...
>> Please, let's do so!
> Yes, I believe that would be a solution. The only question is *who* 
> does the actual work of introducing the retroweaver, tests it, starts 
> a vote on it ... any volunteers?
Why we should take care of the retroweaver option. A paragraph 
mentioning retroweaver for people using a lower java version should be 
enough. More than that I think it is out of the cocoon scope.

Best Regards

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