jackrabbit-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Bradley Beddoes <bedd...@intient.com>
Subject Re: Java 5 in Jackrabbit 2.0?
Date Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:11:18 GMT
Thomas Müller wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am for using Java 1.5.

+1 for me.

> 
> Another option would be to switch to Java 1.5 and provide some
> documentation or a build profile that uses Retroweaver if Java 1.4 is
> still required. I have never used it and I don't have an opinion on
> it, just to list the option: http://retroweaver.sourceforge.net/

We've used retroweaver on ESOE (http://esoeproject.org) quite 
successfully and it is quite a complex code base including lots of JAXB 
generated stuff. Didn't really have any troubles with it and works well 
for the clients.

Bradley

> 
> Regards,
> Thomas
> 
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Sun's Java 1.4.x is reaching EOL status in October, so I was wondering
>> if there's still need for us to continue using Java 1.4 as the
>> baseline for Jackrabbit. Upgrading the minimum platform requirement to
>> Java 5 would give us a) some nice language features, b) the chance to
>> drop the concurrent library dependency, and c) the chance to directly
>> use libraries like Apache Tika that are based on Java 5.
>>
>> Are there good reasons for sticking with Java 1.4? IMHO a natural
>> upgrade point to Java 5 would be Jackrabbit 2.0.
>>
>> BR,
>>
>> Jukka Zitting
>>


Mime
View raw message