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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@4quarters.com>
Subject Re: Moving up to JVM 1.4+
Date Tue, 30 Dec 2003 20:48:55 GMT

On Dec 30, 2003, at 3:41 PM, David Graham wrote:

>
> --- "Noel J. Bergman" <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
>>> This has come up in regards to using some of java.nio in Commons/Net
>> also.
>>> I say we leave the last release as 1.1 compatible and move on to 
>>> using
>>> 1.4+ for new versions.
>>
>> Personally, I use JVM 1.4+, myself.  However, everytime we do a survey
>> on
>> server-user, we get emphatic feedback from our users to preserve 
>> support
>> for
>> JVM 1.3.1.  Before dropping support for pre-1.4 systems, perhaps it
>> would be
>> a good idea to raise the question on the user list?
>
> There will always be users that will complain when changing Java 
> versions.
>    The only semi-valid reason I've heard to not upgrade to 1.4 is that
> product X requires 1.3 and product X is expensive.
>
> IMO, if the component needs 1.4 then you should move to 1.4.  The 
> previous
> 1.3 compatible version of the component will still work after the 
> change.
> Product X shouldn't stand in the way of innovation :-).
>

Don't forget that not all platforms have 1.4 or a mature 1.4 that 
people trust.  it too a while for apple to get 1.4 out to OS X - I 
wouldn't use OS X in production of course, but it's my development 
platform...

geir

> David
>
>>
>> There are also ways to support pre-1.4 while still gaining the 
>> advantage
>> of
>> 1.4+ systems when available.
>>
>> 	--- Noel
>>
>>
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Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)
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