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From Jukka Zitting <>
Subject [io] Version for Java 1.4
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2009 14:19:31 GMT

Commons IO trunk is already using Java 5 features (which is nice), but
I was wondering about how we can make the next IO release usable in
environments that still run Java 1.4. For example I've just added a
few extra classes (see IO-192 and IO-193) that I'd like to start using
in projects like Apache Jackrabbit that still target Java 1.4 as the
base platform.

One option that we use in Apache Tika is the Maven retrotranslator
plugin. It produces an extra retrotranslated version of the jar
artifact for use in Java 1.4 environments. Another option is to
maintain a separate branch for a Java 1.4 (or older) version of
Commons IO.

Any thoughts on this?


Jukka Zitting

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