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From "Rory Winston" <rwins...@eircom.net>
Subject Re: [vote][net] Release commons-net 1.4.1?
Date Fri, 02 Dec 2005 12:32:27 GMT
I got one of those emails as well....what is the class that the question is over?

"Jakarta Commons Developers List" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org> wrote:

> 
> Mario Ivankovits wrote:
> > Steve Cohen wrote:
> > 
> >>
> >> The thread Robert refers to has the subject
> >>
> >> "Re: Does Apache have agreement to use other open source code outside 
> >> of Apache?"
> > 
> > Has this something to do with an email from IBM in the last few days 
> > asking me if I am really was the creator of my contributions?
> > Not that I made any mistake (I guess this was a mail to all commons-net 
> > developers), but I was a little bit irritated.
> 
> Hmm.  Sounds like it.  Although I got no such email myself, I only saw 
> it on the PMC Mailing List.
> 
> > 
> >> Which is just as well.  Because I have another issue.  I don't 
> >> understand the maven.compile.target property.  Working from the net 
> >> 1.4.0 tag, I change only project.properties to set 
> >> maven.compile.target back to 1.2.  Since there are a few places in 
> >> 1.4.0 that depend on jdk 1.4, my expectation was that changing the 
> >> project properties would cause the compile to break on those places.  
> >> But it did not.  It compiled successfully.
> > 
> > The jdk1.4 compiler creates a class file suitable to run under an 
> > earlier JVM, this works as long as you do not use any new api. Then 
> > you'll get the NoSuchMethod Exception.
> 
> Of course, we did use new APIs, so for the purpose I had in mind, this 
> property is useless.
> 
> > This is the reason why we should use the least possible compiler and not 
> > only the target attribute. You didnt notice if you use any new api call 
> > at compile time.
> 
> I'll have to dig out a 1.3.1 compiler then.  I don't even think 1.2.x is 
> available anymore.
> 
> > 
> > 
> > ---
> > Mario
> > 
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