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From Antonio Gallardo <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Drop JDK1.3 support after 2.1.10 release
Date Mon, 18 Dec 2006 04:26:50 GMT
Niclas Hedhman escribió:
> On Thursday 14 December 2006 07:55, Alfred Nathaniel wrote:
>> I therefore propose to declare 2.1.10 the last release with JDK1.3
>> compatibility.
>> Please cast your votes.
> As Antonio points out, a vote in this fashion ain't totally kosher. We are 
> supposed to discuss the items and if a consensus is reached during the 
> discussion the vote is superflous.
> <---- discussion ---->
> Personally, I don't care about the 1.3 compatibility, as I have moved all my 
> involvement to Java 5, but that is IMHO not relevant.
> If we have made a prior commitment of keeping the 2.1.x compatible with 
> JDK1.3, then that should stand. It should not be a matter of what a handful 
> developers think. They are usually on the curring edge anyway, but what the 
> user community are depending on. It is these type of inconcistencies that 
> drives users away from a project, and by now Cocoon I feel Cocoon has a 
> rather low reputation and considered a niche and novel project that one can't 
> use in 'real' projects.
> If we find it hard to maintain, then let that be it and stop evolving it. 
> Saying that we keep evolving 2.1.11+ in JDK1.4 (assumingly backporting stuff 
> from 2.2.x) and on top of that maintain a 2.1.10.x line for bug fixes seems 
> even more work to me.
> I would be voting -1 in behalf of unheard users.
Thanks Niclas, here we go: I vote -1 for the reasons stated above. 
Changing the user contracts is not fair.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo.

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