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From Christian Grobmeier <>
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
<> 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  * how can we ensure compatibility with such outdated JDKs today?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.


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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