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From Ersin ER <>
Subject Java 6 before/after ApacheDS 2.0
Date Thu, 19 Nov 2009 23:02:13 GMT

The question is simple: are we considering Java 6 as the minimum required
JVM version for ApacheDS 2.0?

Java 5 has recently reached end of service life (at least at Sun):

Although Java 6 does not bring many features that are critical for ApacheDS,
it would at least be a more modern JVM. And of course I am especially
interested in javax.scripting APIs for the SP subsystem (It needs a serious
review). Also some other related improvements have been introduced for JMX,
Annotations, Security. See for
more details.

After JVM has been open-sourced and integrated into all Linux distributions
Java 6 has been mainstream IMO.

However if you have any concerns regarding sticking with Java 5, just tell
them please.


Ersin Er
The Apache Directory Project
Committer, PMC

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