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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Requiring Java 5 compiler
Date Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:29:21 GMT
Bryan Pendleton wrote:
>> I propose that we require Java 5 (or higher) in order to build Derby. 
>
> This is mostly an implementation issue, but it would be nice if you
> could make the build files be as careful as possible about giving a
> good message when the environment is incorrect.
>
> I find myself periodically jumping around between builds of 10.2,
> 10.3, and the trunk, and I'm hoping to minimize the amount of
> build environment re-jiggering that I have to do when I do this.
>
> For example, it would be nice if I could maintain a single ant.properties
> file and have it work for both my trunk builds and my 10.2/10.3 builds.
>
> thanks,
>
> bryan
>
Thanks, Bryan. I was thinking of wiring a check into the "init" target 
of the top level build.xml. The build would fail if the compiler wasn't 
advanced enough. Would that satisfy your build requirements?

Thanks,
-Rick

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