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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Only Support Java SE 6 with Geronimo 2.2
Date Sat, 08 Nov 2008 02:53:58 GMT
Maybe... perhaps the latest update fixes things, but last I tried it  
sucked.  Will try again.


On Nov 8, 2008, at 2:58 AM, Donald Woods wrote:

> Think you're being over critical of Java SE 6 on MacOS.
> I just took today's 2.1.4-SNAPSHOT build and it took the same 13  
> secs. to start under 1.6.0_07 and 1.5.0_16 on my MacBook running OSX  
> 10.5.5.
> -Donald
> Jason Dillon wrote:
>> On Nov 7, 2008, at 11:33 PM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>>>> I'm for moving to a Java SE 6 only runtime for Geronimo 2.2.
>>> I'm not kean on the idea.  Java SE 6 has not been out for that  
>>> long, relatively speaking and a lot of production environments  
>>> will still be on Java SE 5.
>> Personally I'm in the same boat...  One major reason for me is that  
>> Java SE 6 isn't really all that well supported on  Mac OS X yet,  
>> while the platform does have an implementation, its slow and  
>> buggy... which does cause problems for many Geronimo developers.
>> But also, IMO there isn't anything ubersignificant in SE 6 that G  
>> needs to function.  The javax.script stuff would be nice, though we  
>> don't really need that at the moment.  The stuff  
>> would be good too... but again, not critical for the functionality  
>> or operation.
>> While I wish Mac OS X (and the rest of the world) would hurry up  
>> and get things kick ass optimal on SE 6 right the *uck now, the  
>> reality is that it isn't and unless there is a significant reason  
>> to make SE 6 the baseline java version I will strongly push back.
>> --jason

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