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From David Jencks <david_jen...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Only Support Java SE 6 with Geronimo 2.2
Date Mon, 17 Nov 2008 22:29:28 GMT
I don't care about running the tck on se 5 but I would prefer to be  
able to continue developing on it.... I haven't heard good things  
about apple se 6 support.

thanks
david jencks

On Nov 17, 2008, at 1:04 PM, Jason Warner wrote:

> Have we come to a consensus on this yet?  Perhaps we should put it  
> to a vote?  The discussion has died down, but there doesn't seem to  
> be a clear "winner."
>
> On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 7:53 AM, Donald Woods <dwoods@apache.org>  
> wrote:
> 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.
>
>
> -Donald
>
>
>
> 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 -- https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-4351

>  Would that resolve your issues with Java SE 5?
>
> --kevan
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> ~Jason Warner


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