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From "Alexey Petrenko" <alexey.a.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [compatibility] Do we want to be Java5 compatible?
Date Fri, 24 Nov 2006 16:22:04 GMT
2006/11/24, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
> Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> > 2006/11/24, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
> >> 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...
> > That's why I said that it is impossible to make Yoko fully compatible
> > with Java5 in my first email. And nobody wants to. And nobody asks to.
> sorry - I feel like we're going in circles here.  I don't understand...
>
> Why can't yoko implement CORBA 2.3 completely (if that is our
> requirement for JDK 5)?
I've never said that. That's possible.

> The TCK for SE 5 probably wont' care of there's *more* CORBA in there,
> so the 2.4 things, if compatible with 2.3, should be fine.
Right.

SY, Alexey

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