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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Only Support Java SE 6 with Geronimo 2.2
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2008 22:47:22 GMT

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?


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