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From Donald Woods <dwo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Only Support Java SE 6 with Geronimo 2.2
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2008 15:39:01 GMT
Agree.

-Donald

Jack Cai wrote:
> I'm on the Java 6 side. There has to be a point where we drop Java 5. 
> Java 6 has been around for almost 2 years now. It's time to move on.
> 
> -Jack
> 
> 2008/11/7 Lin Sun <linsun.unc@gmail.com <mailto:linsun.unc@gmail.com>>
> 
>     Is it possible for us to support Java SE 5 (with certain known
>     restrictions) but only certified with Java SE 6?
> 
>     I think it can be a big usability issue to require users to upgrade to
>     Java SE 6 in order to use G 2.2.   If we run a survey on our G users
>     (including committers) I would not be surprised that most of us are
>     still using Java SE 5.
> 
>     Using branch 2.1 may not be an option, as some of the
>     fixes/enhancement are not even avail in branch 2.1.
> 
>     Lin
> 
>     On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 12:04 AM, Donald Woods <dwoods@apache.org
>     <mailto:dwoods@apache.org>> 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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