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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Java 1.2 compatibility for the 'contrib' code
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2006 10:08:04 GMT
On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 01:41 +0000, sebb wrote:
> On 01/02/06, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> > Folks,
> >
> > We have a long standing policy of requiring Java 1.2 compatibility for
> > all code contributions to HttpClient including those that end up in the
> > 'contrib' package. This policy prevents us from accepting the SPNEGO
> > auth scheme contributed by Mikael Wikström into Commons HttpClient code
> > repository.
> >
> > We have two options:
> > (1) stick to the policy and include Mikael's code into HttpComponents
> > HttpAuth module, eventually to be released as a component of Jakarta
> > HttpClient 4.0
> > (2) Revoke the policy and accept Mikael's code as source-only
> > contribution to the 'contrib' package of HttpClient 3.1
> 
> May I suggest:
> 
> (3) Relax the policy for this code only.
> (4) Relax the policy for 'contrib' packages only.
> 

This is essentially what I meant by (2). Probably I just failed to
articulate it correctly. There is no way we could change the minimal JRE
requirement for a minor release.

Oleg 



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