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From William Speirs <wspe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DBUTILS] Few unit tests for BeanProcessor; none for SQLXML support
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:23:01 GMT
For what it's worth, I am +1 here as well (I was the one who
implemented the changed the required Java 1.6).

Thanks...

Bill-

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 7:28 AM, Christian Grobmeier
<grobmeier@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am very much +1 what Hen and Simone said. Again.
>
> As a volunteer I am here for making some cool stuff, but not to
> satisfy the needs of companies who are using outdated jdks. Sometimes
> it makes sense, but the "for ever support" of jdks becomes obsessive.
>
> Rather I would prefer to work with cool technologies in my prime time
> instead of using archaic jdks. Probably this is the reason why commons
> becomes more and more silent and rarely new committers.
>
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM, Simone Tripodi
> <simonetripodi@apache.org> wrote:
>>>> I'm tempted to go as far as to say it's irresponsible of us to support 1.5
:)>
>>
>> +1 and IMHO innovation blocking as well
>>
>> moreover from the commons homepage: "The Commons is an Apache project
>> focused on all aspects of reusable Java components." that doesn't mean
>> to me "helping companies on keep their libraries up-to-date for their
>> needs"
>>
>> When doing OSS I _personally_ don't care about what 3rd part companies
>> need - unless they are interested on paying me to develop/maintain
>> their *custom* components - but how the software can evolve.
>>
>> Let's take the [collections] Vs guava case once again: we didn't let
>> collections evolve to not lose old users, but people simply switched
>> to google-collections/guava. That proves that evolution is not always
>> evil as it appears.
>> This fact reminds me some Gordon Ramsey's kitchen nightmare episodes :)
>>
>> Of course, I still have a lot to learn about what *real* OSS community
>> development is, but that's the reason why I am here and not somewhere
>> else.
>>
>> Just my 0.002 opinion, all the best
>> -Simo
>>
>> http://people.apache.org/~simonetripodi/
>> http://simonetripodi.livejournal.com/
>> http://twitter.com/simonetripodi
>> http://www.99soft.org/
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