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From "Vamsavardhana Reddy" <c1vams...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Only Support Java SE 6 with Geronimo 2.2
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2008 15:59:06 GMT
On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Donald Woods <dwoods@apache.org> wrote:

> Given we only have about 5 weeks between now and when should cut a 2.2
> branch, I'm not sure I'd waste time on this.  As Jack pointed out in another
> reply, Java SE 6 has been out almost 2 years, so its time to move on....  If
> users want to stay on Java SE 5, we'll be glad to apply fixes to the 2.1
> branch.

In this case we may have to have more releases from 2.1 branch.  Or are we
expecting the users to build from the branch?


>
>
>
> -Donald
>
>
>
> Joe Bohn wrote:
>
>> I'm certainly in favor of only performing certification on SE 6 runtime
>> for 2.2.
>>
>> I wonder if it would be possible for us to include the JAXB and JAXWS
>> support in a plugin for users that might need to continue on SE 5.  If this
>> isn't too difficult (or too much of a maintenance nightmare) then we might
>> consider it.  Is that even possible?
>>
>> Joe
>>
>>
>> Donald Woods wrote:
>>
>>> The time has come to make the hard decision -
>>>
>>> Do we only build and certify Geronimo 2.2 on the Sun 1.6.0 JDK and drop
>>> support for running on Java SE 5?
>>>
>>> Pros:
>>> - Reduce testing effort to one version of Java
>>> - Allows us to use the JAXB 2.1, JAX-WS 2.1 and wsgen tools in the JDK,
>>> instead of shipping those jars in our assemblies (and removes some more Sun
>>> RI from our assemblies)  :-)
>>> - Keeps us current on the latest Java release
>>> - All major platforms have a Java SE 6 solution:
>>>  - Sun provided 1.6.0 for Windows, Solaris, Linux on Intel/AMD
>>>  - MacOS 10.5.x provides 1.6.0_07
>>>  - openSUSE 11.0/11.1 users can install Sun 1.6.0_10 from build repos
>>>  - Ubuntu 7.04 and later users can install Sun 1.6.0 from net repos
>>>  - Fedora 9/10 comes with OpenJDK 6, but users can install Sun 1.6.0
>>>  - IBM provides 1.6.0 SR2 for AIX, pLinux, zLinux, zOS, ...
>>>
>>> Cons:
>>> - Users will have to upgrade to Java SE 6 to run Geronimo 2.2
>>> - Will require us to maintain the 2.1 branch during 2009 for any users
>>> who want to stay on Java SE 5
>>>
>>> I'm for moving to a Java SE 6 only runtime for Geronimo 2.2.
>>>
>>>
>>> -Donald
>>>
>>>
>>
>>

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