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From Patrick Refondini <>
Subject Re: [poll] Java 5 as minimum requirement for Cocoon 2.2
Date Fri, 11 Aug 2006 19:00:53 GMT
Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> On dev@cocoon we have started to dicuss whether we can make Java 5 
> becoming the minimum requirement for Cocoon 2.2. Note that this 
> discussion is completly unrelated to Cocoon 2.1 which needs JDK 1.3.
> The arguments pro Java 5 which was officially releases almost 2 years 
> ago, are the support of generics, annotations, build-in JMX, simpler 
> loop syntax, and many small improvements to a lot of classes.
> As Cocoon 2.2 hasn't been released yet, there is no existing user base. 
> Hence people are not forced to use Java 5 just because of a new patch 
> release. We plan to do a release based on the 2.1.X branch within the 
> next months, which might be the last one of this series.
> The question now is whether making Java 5 the minimum requirement is a 
> hurdle for people who plan to migrate or not.
> Your opinion is appreciated!
+1, The company I work at switched the production java applications to 
Java 5 this year.

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