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From Tim McConnell <>
Subject Re: fail bootstrap early with wrong jdk
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:27:08 GMT
Hi Joe, were you able to successfully build the remainder of trunk after 
getting the specs to build (with a 1.5 jdk) ?? Just wondering I should 
try the same if it'll help me get trunk built....

Joe Bohn wrote:
> I suspect that nobody has reported this before because the java ee 5 
> specs were just moved into trunk last night by dblevins.
> Do you have the latest source with these additional specs included?
> It seems that all the specs do build correctly if I use 1.5 ... but 
> I'm not sure if that will cause some other problems for the overall 
> build (and it's kinda a pain to switch the jdk mid-stream for just one 
> item in the overall build).
> Dave, how are we supposed to handle building these at the moment?
> Thanks,
> Joe
> Jacek Laskowski wrote:
>> 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

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