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From "Jack Cai" <greensi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Only Support Java SE 6 with Geronimo 2.2
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2008 15:12:01 GMT
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>

> 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> 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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