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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [JXPATH] Java Version
Date Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:18:50 GMT
On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 9:27 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 25 November 2015 at 16:49, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 11:57 PM, Uwe Barthel <barthel@x-reizend.de>
> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> > Do you like to start these changes before or after the release 1.4?
> >>>> > I prefer to create the release as soon as possible and start rework
> on
> >>>> that baseline.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >> Maybe my statement was a bit ambiguous. I'm fine with a Java version 1.6
> >> or 1.7 but would not wait until the code is overall refurbished.
> >
> >
> > RERO! :-)
>
> Repent at leisure.
>
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> The problem with JDK 1.4 is, that I don't have it on any machine. The
> >>> oldest JDK you can get for Mac OS X to my knowledge is 1.6.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Unfortunately, same here.
> >
> >
> > No longer supporting 1.4 is not a showstopper IMO. Bumping the JRE to 1.6
> > or 1.7 and releasing would be OK with me.
>
> Same here.
>
> However, since the code was written for 1.4, it won't have generics
> support.
>
> Do we want to release code which requires 1.5+ but which does not
> compile cleanly on 1.5+?
>
> It's quite a lot of work adding generics, and mistakes can be hard to
> correct without potentially causing compatibility issues.
>
> I don't think there is an easy solution here. However, unless the time
> can be put in to add generics properly, I think it would be better not
> to do so at all.
> In which case, change the Java version to the minimum that is easy to
> build/test, i.e. 1.6.
> This would be with the intention of doing another release before too
> long that fixes up generics etc.
> That could target 1.7.
>

+1

Gary


>
> > Gary
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> -- Uwe
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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