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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [compatibility] Do we want to be Java5 compatible?
Date Fri, 24 Nov 2006 13:54:33 GMT


Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> 2006/11/24, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
>> Alexey Petrenko wrote:
>> > 2006/11/23, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
>> >> Alexey Petrenko wrote:
>> >> > Do we want to be Java5 compatible?
>> >> >
>> >> > Yes, I understand that Yoko is CORBA 2.4 while Java5 and even 6 are
>> >> > CORBA 2.3. This means that it is impossible to create fully 
>> compatible
>> >> > version since it will require downgrading Yoko and this is not a
>> >> > choice.
>> >> Why is that true?
>> >> Does CORBA 2.4 not include a complete CORBA 2.3?
>> > Fully compatible means "both directions" for me.
>> I don't understand what that means.
> Both directions compatibility means that every program designed for
> Java5 can be executed on Yoko and every program designed for Yoko can
> be executed on Java5.

But Harmony can't commit to such support - we are implementing a 
specific API (Java 5), and Yoko is free to do what it wants to...

> 
>> From Harmony's POV, we don't care about completeness of 2.4 if 2.3 is 
>> required.
> Yes.
> 
> SY, Alexey

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