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From Steve Cohen <>
Subject Re: [vote][net] Release commons-net 1.4.1?
Date Fri, 02 Dec 2005 12:27:46 GMT
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 property.  Working from the net 
>> 1.4.0 tag, I change only to set 
>> 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.

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> Mario
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