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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DAEMON] Java version?
Date Sat, 16 Oct 2010 13:01:12 GMT
On 16 October 2010 13:46, James Carman <james@carmanconsulting.com> wrote:
> 1.5 is good with me, but then we open up the major/minor version number can
> of worms

That's a separate issue.

First we need to resolve the minimum Java version so the code can be built.

> On Oct 16, 2010 8:40 AM, "sebb" <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The current build files (Ant and Maven) assume that the Java source
>> and target versions are 1.3.
>>
>> However, some of the Java source files make use of methods and classes
>> that require later versions of Java
>>
>> For example:
>>
>> java.net.InterfaceAddress requires 1.6
>> java.net.NetworkInterface - 1.4
>>
>> FileOutputStream(File file, boolean append) - 1.4
>> Arrays.copyOf - 1.6
>> java.lang.System.getenv() - 1.5
>>
>> I think it's definitely time to abandon Java 1.3, and require at least
>> 1.4 or perhaps 1.5; but I think requiring 1.6 is too much of a jump.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
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