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From "Jacek Laskowski" <>
Subject Re: fail bootstrap early with wrong jdk
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2006 14:43:55 GMT
On 9/13/06, Joe Bohn <> wrote:

> I just did a fresh checkout and attempted to build specs via "bootstrap
> specs".  I'm suspecting that the introduction of the EE 5 specs mean
> that we need to start building with JDK 1.5 (in which case failing a
> bootstrap for using JDK 1.5 would be a bad thing).   However, I haven't
> dug into this error yet so it could be something completely different.
> Failure executing javac, but could not parse the error:
> javac: invalid target release: 1.5
> Usage: javac <options> <source files>

That's yet another reason to whack bootstrap if it's not used heavily.
It seems it's not as noone's reported the issue before.

I could build Geronimo, OpenEJB 2 and Specs with no bootstrap and .m2
local repo and wonder whether we really need the bootstrap script yet?


Jacek Laskowski

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