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From Marc Driftmeyer <mdr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [poll] Java 5 as minimum requirement for Cocoon 2.2
Date Mon, 21 Aug 2006 01:21:38 GMT
If Banking Institutions are the reason then we should fork the tree to
have two branches ala Firefox.

One that targets legacy systems and the other for moving the system
forward.

- Marc

--- Bruce Atherton <bruce@callenish.com> wrote:

> Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> >
> > Many thanks to everybody, who has participated so far, for your
> feedback.
> >
> > On dev@cocoon we voted about it and the voting proposal was
> rejected. 
> > The main reason is that large organizations (e.g. banks) are years 
> > behind in their usage of new JDK releases and that we haven't found
> 
> > _the_ feature of Java 5 that justifies the switch.
> >
> 
> That is a shame. If this were the only criterion, Cocoon will not be 
> able to use the features of Java 5 for 20 years or more. Think how
> many 
> Cobol programmers were fully employed leading up to Y2K. I imagine
> that 
> some banks are still using JVM 1.2 now (and I doubt that Cocoon 2.2
> is 
> compatible with that).
> 
> I have faith that concern for ultra-conservative organizations isn't
> the 
> only consideration the developers are using, though. So have they 
> decided what will finally allow a move to Java 5? Just so we know
> when 
> we can look forward to it.
> 
> 
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