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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [lang] 1.3 problems
Date Mon, 03 Dec 2007 18:28:56 GMT

--- Ben Speakmon <bspeakmon@apache.org> wrote:

> Another issue is that Sun has end-of-lifed JDK 1.3.
> It doesn't make sense to
> me to continue to support a platform even Sun has
> given up on.

I know what it's like to work in slow-adoption shops. 
My current shop is just _about_ to move from 1.4 to
1.5 .  While this isn't as drastic as being stuck on
1.3, the shop I worked for previously stayed on 1.2
pretty much until the place folded up in 2005. 
Fundamental libs like commons-* should IMHO support
older JDKs if at all possible, despite the fact that
the drastic change represented by generics will force
us to go to Java 5+ for e.g. [collections].

-Matt

> 
> On Dec 3, 2007 7:26 AM, Matt Benson
> <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> > --- Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > We've three 1.3 specific compile time problems.
> Do
> > > we move to 1.4, or
> > > just fix these?
> > >
> > > Two currently in SVN:
> > >
> > >     [javac]
> > >
> >
> >
>
/Users/hen/apache/commons-proper/lang/src/java/org/apache/commons/lang/text/ExtendedMessageFormat.java:356:
> > > MessageFormat(java.lang.String,java.util.Locale)
> has
> > > private access in
> > > java.text.MessageFormat
> > >     [javac]         super(pattern, locale);
> > >     [javac]         ^
> > >     [javac]
> > >
> >
> >
>
/Users/hen/apache/commons-proper/lang/src/java/org/apache/commons/lang/text/NumberMetaFormat.java:120:
> > > cannot resolve symbol
> > >     [javac] symbol  : method getIntegerInstance
> > > (java.util.Locale)
> > >     [javac] location: class
> java.text.NumberFormat
> > >     [javac]
> > > .getIntegerInstance(getLocale()));
> > >
> > > and one in the simplest solution to LANG-381.
> > >
> > > Thoughts? 1.4 time?
> >
> > Ugh, sorry the subject didn't catch my attention
> > during perfunctory weekend email checking.  This
> > ExtendedMessageFormat stuff has sure been a can of
> > worms.  I don't think there's any reason to force
> a
> > JRE upgrade on my account.  I've fixed one of
> these
> > (will check in momentarily) and will be
> investigating
> > the other.
> >
> > -Matt
> >
> > >
> > > Hen
> > >
> > >
> >
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