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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Only Support Java SE 6 with Geronimo 2.2
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2008 16:33:34 GMT

On Nov 6, 2008, at 9:04 PM, 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:
>
> 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.
>

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.


Regards,
Alan


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