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From Gary Gregory <GGreg...@seagullsoftware.com>
Subject RE: [vfs] JDK 1.5
Date Mon, 09 Nov 2009 07:09:41 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: news [mailto:news@ger.gmane.org] On Behalf Of Jörg Schaible
> Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 22:24
> To: dev@commons.apache.org
> Subject: [vfs] JDK 1.5
> 
> Guys,
> 
> looking at Ralph's comment in
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VFS-254
> I am questionning myself, if there's any reason why vfs 2.0 should
> still
> have JDK 1.4 as requirement and not JDK 1.5. VFS 2.0 will be a major
> release and JDK 1.7 is years away to be used for our conservative
> customers. Although we have still some maintenance support for JDK
> 1.4-based apps, they're phasing out and we will definitely not update
> dependencies with major releases. Therefore I'd rather have a VFS with
> more
> modern API (generics) in 2.0 than an "old-fashioned" version 2.0 based
> on
> JDK 1.4 especially if the major release means that API changes too much
> for
> a drop in replacement of 1.1. Thoughts ?

Yes, good idea, drop Java 1.4 in favor of at least 1.5.

Gary

> 
> - Jörg
> 
> 
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