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From Gary Gregory <GGreg...@seagullsoftware.com>
Subject RE: [VFS] Minimum Java version
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2009 16:22:22 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Niall Pemberton [mailto:niall.pemberton@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:40 AM
> To: Commons Users List
> Subject: Re: [VFS] Minimum Java version
> 
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Ralph Goers<ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>
> wrote:
> > The packages haven't been changed so far. But this would definitely have
> to
> > be considered whether we would want to take on the package renaming
> right
> > now.
> 
> With IO there were only a couple of JDK 1.5 changes  that would have
> broken compatibility - so we didn't make those changes and therefore
> haven't had to do a package re-name. If VFS decides to moved to JDK
> 1.5 I would suggest doing compatible changes first and then creating a
> list/patch of incompatible changes for review - then make the decision
> based on how desirable/major/minor those changes are.

That seems to complicate matters IMO. If we care about having v1 and v2 co-exist in a Java
5 application, then the v2 packages must to be renamed. So if that is what we want, let us
just bite the bullet and rename now.

Gary

> 
> Niall
> 
> > The minimum JDK for 1.0 was 1.3, although it isn't clear that that was
> > correct. The minimum JDK for 2.0 has already been changed to 1.4 since
> some
> > of the code actually required that version to run.
> >
> > Ralph
> >
> > On Aug 19, 2009, at 7:24 AM, James Carman wrote:If
> >
> >> Are they going to change the package name?
> >>
> >> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Ralph
> Goers<ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Currently the minimum Java version for VFS 2.0 is 1.4.  VFS 2.0 has
> not
> >>> been
> >>> released and the developers are considering making the minimum version
> >>> JDK
> >>> 5. We are interested in getting feedback from the community however
> >>> before
> >>> this change is made.  So please respond with your thoughts on this.
> >>>
> >>> Ralph
> >>>
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