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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 19:17:18 GMT
Expecting that we will have a 2.1.4 release sometime in 1Q09 and 
probably a 2.1.5 sometime in 2H09 before we put the 2.1 branch to bed.


-Donald


Vamsavardhana Reddy wrote:
> 
> 
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Donald Woods <dwoods@apache.org 
> <mailto: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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