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From "Dave Wolf" <dave.w...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (JSPWIKI-121) Drop support for JDK 1.4.
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2008 00:46:44 GMT
Murray,

I must be missing something here, why are you seeing a problem going to JDK
1.5 / 1.6 if you're running WinXP? JDK 1.5 & 1.6 run fine on WinXP.

Dave

On Jan 6, 2008 3:14 PM, Murray Altheim <murray06@altheim.com> wrote:

> It's likely that I will require JDK 1.4 for the indefinite future, as
> two of my projects are tied into earlier software environments (e.g.,
> just upgraded to XP prior to Christmas). I'm myself using JDK 5 for
> compiling but do not use any of the newer constructs so that things
> will still compile with 1.4.
>
> Janne Jalkanen (JIRA) wrote:
> > Drop support for JDK 1.4.
> > -------------------------
> >
> >                  Key: JSPWIKI-121
> >                  URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JSPWIKI-121
> >              Project: JSPWiki
> >           Issue Type: Task
> >             Reporter: Janne Jalkanen
> >              Fix For: 3.0
> >
> >
> > Since Java 6 has been out for a long time, it's time to move to JDK 5.
>  We already require JDK 5 to compile (due to some MBean classes we are
> using), but JSPWiki 2.6 should also work on JDK 1.4.
> >
> > However, JDK 5 does give us quite a lot of advantages, programming-wise.
>  It makes loops nicer, and generics and annotations make life so much
> easier.
> >
> > This shift is targeted to 3.0. In theory, we could start moving to JDK 5
> even earlier in 2.8, unless there's a large amount of opposition.  It's my
> understanding though that quite a few companies are still running JDK 1.4.
>
>
> ...........................................................................
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