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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Only Support Java SE 6 with Geronimo 2.2
Date Sat, 08 Nov 2008 12:53:50 GMT
I'm not proposing that we put any checks or hard stops in the server to 
prevent starting on Java SE 5, but I would like to remove JAXB/JAXWS 2.1 
as it comes in Java SE 6 and use the wsgen in the JDKs instead of 
shipping some CXF code for Axis2 users.

Free Java SE 5 support/updates end next year, so I don't see why you'd 
want to continue supporting it in a 2.2 release that is targeted as a 
main release stream for 2009.


Kevan Miller wrote:
> On Nov 7, 2008, at 12:04 AM, 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?
> Um. What do you mean "drop support"? We've only announced 
> "certification" on a particular Java SE level, in the past. We've 
> documented minimum SE platform (e.g. Java EE 5 is hard to do on 1.4).
> I would be against some sort of explicit Java SE 5 runtime check that 
> would fail server startup. If a user shows up with a Java SE 5 issue, 
> I'd expect that we'd be trying to fix their problem, regardless of our 
> "support statement"
> I have no issue with performing certification testing, only, on Java Se 
> 6 (but would also be happy to see some Java SE 5 runs...).
> However, I don't see any reason to discourage users from using Java SE 
> 5, if that's what they want...
>> Pros:
>> - Reduce testing effort to one version of Java
> Fine, but w/ testing hardware, may not be a big issue to test on both...
>> - 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)  :-)
> I thought we were going to be picking up tools from CXF -- 
> Would that resolve 
> your issues with Java SE 5?
> --kevan

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