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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: [HEADS-UP] Cocoon 2.2 and java 1.5 revisited.
Date Mon, 09 Oct 2006 16:32:55 GMT

Antonio Gallardo wrote:
> Ralph Goers escribió:
>> 1. I don't see the point. There was a -1 that is unlikely to be changed.
> I am providing more reasons as brain food. I think people can change 
> his mind over the time when more facts arises.
>> 2. Since we will be distributing binaries with Maven - I would think 
>> that as long as all the Cocoon components are compiled with JDK 1.4 
>> and none of the core dependencies require more than that that things 
>> should be OK.  A Cocoon user who is OK with Java 5 is certainly free 
>> to use Qdox 1.6 (or whatever) in their build and at runtime - 
>> assuming, of course, that the component in question has maintained 
>> binary compatibility.
> It is not going to work. AFAIK, maven does not care about java 
> versions. Hence, if the jar in the maven repo is being compiled for 
> 1.5 we may receive the tipical compilation errors for cocoon beking 
> compiled in java 1.4:
Yes, Maven does not care about Java versions, but it does care about the 
artifact versions. With the fix for MNG-1577 users can specify whatever 
version they want at runtime. The block needs to be compiled with a 1.4 
version of the component.


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