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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [logging] Cleanup of trunk
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:46:17 GMT
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Thomas Neidhart
<thomas.neidhart@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm -1 on this change. I don't see any reason to do it. We don't need
>> features from a more recent Java version in commons-logging. As others
>> have said: most users of commons-logging are old and older apps.
>
> In general I am fine with keeping the current JDK compatibility, but
> there are also a few points in favor of such a change:
>
>  * how can we ensure compatibility with such outdated JDKs today?
>    minimum jdk I have installed is JDK 1.5
>
>  * the codebase is at parts quite complex as it has to deal with
>    such a wide range of supported JDKs. Reducing the number for (future)
>    releases would simplify the maintenance (and we could remove some
>    old code for pre-1.4 JDKs).
>
> There are still lots of other (non-legacy) projects that use
> commons-logging, e.g. spring. But maybe we could also keep the 1.x
> branch on java 1.1, and create a 2.x branch which targets java 5.

+1

We (Commons) should more often behave like living in 2013, not like 2004.
If you like to do it and if you see need for it, go and have fun! :-)


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