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From Marc Boorshtein <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] Moving to JDK 5.0
Date Fri, 23 Sep 2005 15:45:17 GMT
Well, the language features are backwards compatible (generics & enums). I
think the main problem is the class libraries. Prior to 1.4 new labraries
went first into the "javax" package first, so you could use them in older

As to anyone using it in production, I'd be very doubtfull that any
commercial apps are shipping 1.5 (I know several that still require 1.3).


On 9/23/05, Jacob Barrett <> wrote:
> While I agree that a move to 1.5 would be nice you have to consider that
> not all platforms support 1.5 at the moment. In particular IBM z/OS
> which is a typical platform that my company tends to deploy into.
> FreeBSD is only in the beta phase of producing a native 1.5, you can run
> the Linux version in emulation. Also, most of the application servers
> out there are still only 1.4, so limiting to 1.5 only works in a
> "standalone" mode.
> If there is a way to take advantage of the language constructs in 1.5
> but target 1.4 byte code then I would be all for it. Retroweaver is
> interesting, but does it produce production stable byte code?
> Has anyone on here REALLY used it in a production environment?

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