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From Jörg Schaible <Joerg.Schai...@scalaris.com>
Subject Re: [pool] [POOL-208] Support Java 1.5 Generics in version 1.x.
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:24:20 GMT
Hi Phil,

Phil Steitz wrote:

> On 12/21/11 9:41 AM, Christian Grobmeier wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 1.5.x ships with tomcat and is used by lots of other production
>>> applications.  We need to maintain the ability to patch it.
>> Tomcat 5.5 (the oldest stable version i can find) uses Java 5:
>> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/setup.html
>>
>> This proposed release is binary compatible - they should not have any
>> issue to upgrade, right?
> 
> Sorry, did not answer that question.  No, 1.6 would not be binary
> compatible, as it will require generics.  All object factories will
> have to be rewritten to use generics.

?!? What gave you this idea? It's supposed to be like commons-io-2.x which 
was also a simple drop-in replacement because it retained binary 
compatibility despite generics.

- Jörg


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