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From "David Van Couvering" <da...@vancouvering.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Require Java 5 (or later) compiler to build Derby
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2007 18:21:25 GMT
+1

On 9/26/07, Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hillegas@sun.com> wrote:
> +1
>
> Rick Hillegas wrote:
> > Please vote on whether we should require that developers use a Java 5
> > (or later) compiler in order to build Derby. This means that the shell
> > window running the build should have its JAVA_HOME pointed at a Java 5
> > or later jdk and the corresponding javac should be what's visible on
> > PATH. The practical implication of this change is that the Derby build
> > will fail when run from a jdk1.4 environment.
> >
> > Please note that, even after this vote, we still expect the following
> > to hold:
> >
> > 1) All mandatory Derby code must still be at jdk1.4 (or earlier)
> > level. The build will still compile mandatory code into classes that
> > run on jdk1.4.
> >
> > 2) Derby 10.4 will continue to run on the same platforms that 10.3
> > does--including the CDC small platforms.
> >
> > This change will make the following possible:
> >
> > A) Optional product code can be written which takes advantage of Java
> > 5 features. This code will only run if Derby detects that it is
> > running on a vm at level Java 5 or later.
> >
> > B) Test code can be written to make sure that Derby correctly
> > interacts with user code which is at Java 5 level or later.
> >
> > This is a lazy consensus vote. The polls close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday
> > October 3.
> >
> > Regards,
> > -Rick
>
>

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