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From Vic Cekvenich <>
Subject Re: Moving up to JVM 1.4+
Date Tue, 30 Dec 2003 22:01:51 GMT
As others said, if this should not stand in a way of progress and 

Your clients can still use the current releases of jars that are 1.3, 
right? They would still be available and source for them would be 
One day you can sell them on 1.4 upgrades.


Gary Gregory wrote:
> Our app server product's requirement is 1.3.1. We cannot ask our customer to
> move to 1.4+. :-(
> Why? I'll try to be brief.
> (1) WebSphere is important to our customers and our stuff has to work in WS.
> The /majority/ of our installed based and prospects are still on the
> 1.3-based WS.
> (2) OS upgrades. For new JRE versions, on certain OS's, that means OS
> patches. For our OS/400 and S/390 customers this is a BIG deal.
> Gary
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Noel J. Bergman []
>>Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 09:07
>>To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
>>Subject: Moving up to JVM 1.4+
>>>This has come up in regards to using some of java.nio in Commons/Net
>>>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
>>JVM 1.3.1.  Before dropping support for pre-1.4 systems, perhaps it would
>>a good idea to raise the question on the user list?
>>There are also ways to support pre-1.4 while still gaining the advantage
>>1.4+ systems when available.
>>	--- Noel
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