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From Mike Matrigali <mikem_...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject Re: expected behavior when running 10.11 against jvm previous to 1.6?
Date Fri, 10 May 2013 19:16:35 GMT
thanks for the explanation, didn't realize it was going to be so 
dramatic.  I am actually less worried if this is the case, what I did
not want to happen is for someone to seemingly boot fine and then just
have stuff mysteriously fail.

If someone has a easy good idea, fine, but not worth much effort.  At a 
minimum we should just cut/paste the various errors you get when you try
to boot on wrong jvm into a release note and a JIRA entry so that a 
search on the error could lead someone quickly to understanding what is
going on.  I'll add this todo to the release note issue I posted and
can take on the work once we are much closer to having a 10.11 release
with all the changes in.

On 5/10/2013 11:39 AM, Rick Hillegas wrote:
> On 5/10/13 11:17 AM, Mike Matrigali wrote:
>> If it is not too hard I wonder if we should disable derby from booting
>> if the jvm is not 1.6 or higher, with hopefully a clear message saying
>> why the boot is failing.
> Hi Mike,
> I'm not sure we can do much here. The compiled Derby byte code will be
> Java 6 byte code. If you try to run Java 6 byte code on an older VM you
> will get a java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError. This error is raised
> as the VM tries to load Derby, that is, long before we have an
> opportunity to inject an explanatory message.
> But perhaps someone else has a clever idea.
> Thanks,
> -Rick

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