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From Christian Grobmeier <>
Subject Re: [DBUTILS] Few unit tests for BeanProcessor; none for SQLXML support
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:28:44 GMT
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satisfy the needs of companies who are using outdated jdks.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
<> 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
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