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From Marc Boorshtein <mboorsht...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] Moving to JDK 5.0
Date Fri, 23 Sep 2005 15:46:50 GMT
Or at least i thought the language features were backwords compatible....

Marc

On 9/23/05, Marc Boorshtein <mboorshtein@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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
> JREs.
>
> 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).
>
> Marc
>
> On 9/23/05, Jacob Barrett <JacobBa@attachmatewrq.com> 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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