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From Jörg Schaible <Joerg.Schai...@Elsag-Solutions.com>
Subject RE: maven.compile.source
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2005 07:41:55 GMT
Simon Kitching wrote on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:13 AM:

> On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 15:24 +1000, Brett Porter wrote:
>> Firstly, I still believe if you've got sufficient testing, this isn't
>> really necessary, and this discussion is getting a little carried
>> away. 
> 
> The problem is that testing is supposed to be done by the
> unit tests. But the unit tests won't pick this up, even when
> testers download the source onto a machine with jdk1.3 and
> run "maven test".
> 
> The only way this would be picked up is if someone downloads
> a RC jar file pre-built and then runs it in an application
> that uses the class that has the problem. And that can't be
> relied upon for commons projects with fairly small user bases.

It seems we need a new Maven plugin "jdktest". You configure the SDKs to be tested and the
plugin uses those for the test code only. This might automatically ensure compatibility also
with non-Sun JDKs.

- Jörg

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