Ups! time to schedule an upgrade :)
The 1.6 branch is soon two years old (1.6.0 was released in August
2009) and I don't see us doing any more patch releases against it.
Thus I'd like to officially declare the end of life of Jackrabbit 1.x
and encourage all our remaining 1.x users to upgrade.
Unless someone still wants to keep Jackrabbit 1.x alive, I'll drop the
1.6.x releases from the download page and announce the end of life
status to the users@ list in a few weeks.