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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Requiring Java 5 compiler
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:00:09 GMT
Mike Matrigali wrote:
> What about requiring jdk1.5 or higher for both building and running
> for the next release made off of trunk?
> /mikem
Would this involve abandoning support for small devices? I think that 
CDC is still based on the 1.4 platform.

Thanks,
-Rick
>
> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>> I would like to start writing Derby code which makes use of Java 5 
>> features. More specifically:
>>
>> 1) I would like to take advantage of the Java 5 extensions for 
>> ease-of-use and stronger type checking.
>>
>> 2) I would like to be able to write regression tests which verify 
>> that user-written Java 5 code runs correctly as Derby functions and 
>> procedures.
>>
>> Would anyone object to our requiring that developers use a Java 5 or 
>> later compiler to build Derby? I believe that we would still require 
>> the presence of the 1.4 libraries and the expectation would continue 
>> to be that the compiler must compile down to 1.4 classes.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -Rick
>>
>>
>>


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