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From Eric Baldeschwieler <eri...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: java 1.4 versus 1.5
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2006 15:50:33 GMT
+1

On May 31, 2006, at 12:27 PM, Doug Cutting wrote:

> Owen O'Malley wrote:
>> Java 1.5 has been out for a couple of years now and has some nice  
>> improvements in the libraries. In particular, I wish I had access  
>> to the timeout settings on UrlConnections. Would anyone object if  
>> starting with the 0.3 release this week, we required java 1.5 to  
>> compile and run Hadoop?
>
> Since you contributed a non-Java-1.5 patch for HADOOP-259, let's go  
> ahead and release 0.3 without a Java 1.5 requirement, then start  
> permitting Java 1.5 in changes for 0.4.  That way we give folks a  
> bit more notice and a bit more time to object.  I doubt we'll hear  
> many objections, but I don't want to surprise folks too much with  
> this kind of change.
>
> Does this sound like a reasonable plan?
>
> Doug


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