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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Only Support Java SE 6 with Geronimo 2.2
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2008 19:58:11 GMT
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.


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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