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From Brett Porter <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Commons and JDK5, was VOTE Release [net] version 2.0
Date Sun, 10 Sep 2006 23:27:20 GMT
oops! Thanks for the clarification - I'd never had any problems  
myself, but I thought I'd gotten that indication from the release  
notes/web site. Long while ago now, obviously my memory isn't so good.

- Brett

On 11/09/2006, at 7:55 AM, Stephen Colebourne wrote:

> Brett Porter wrote:
>> Didn't collections go through  this (backwards-incompatible API  
>> change, not a JDK5-ification) Îin  the past for 3.0? Any  
>> experiences that can be learned from there?
> [collections] 3.0 has been FUDed with the backwards incompatible  
> tag ever since it was released, but it was never exactly true. The  
> release rewrote many classes, and tidied many APIs, but did so by  
> moving them into new packages. The original classes were  
> deprecated, so no problems...
> ...except that one backwards incompatible change did sneak in -  
> where the return type of a constant was changed. The clirr tool  
> would have caught it, but didn't exist then.
> Stephen
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