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From Bruce Atherton <>
Subject Re: [poll] Java 5 as minimum requirement for Cocoon 2.2
Date Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:21:12 GMT
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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