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From Eric Everman <ever...@precedadesign.com>
Subject Re: New Release w/o util.concurrent library?
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2007 14:10:02 GMT
FWIW, all of our servers are running 1.5 and we will likely move to  
1.6 within the year.

--ee


On Apr 4, 2007, at 7:09 AM, Niall Gallagher wrote:

> It would be useful to have a poll to see what platforms people are
> running JCS on.
>
> I understand some companies will be running JDK 1.3. However I'd  
> imagine
> a majority are running JDK 5.
> I'd also be interested in knowing what operating systems people are
> running JCS on.
>
> Here, we are running JCS on JDK 5, on Red Hat & Fedora Linux.
>
> We have recently discovered some bugs in JCS' use of networking APIs
> which breaks out-of-the-box compatibility with Red Hat and Fedora  
> Linux.
> We have fixed the bugs in an in-house modified version of the JCS  
> -- but
> the fixes require JDK 1.4 at least.
> [ http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=4665037 --  
> requires
> java.net.NetworkInterface ]
>
> We are interested in contributing the relevant patches to the JCS  
> trunk,
> however we can't do so because they are not compatible with JDK 1.3.
>
> There is no workaround to the networking bugs on Linux that I'm  
> aware of
> using only JDK 1.3 APIs, without detrimentally changing network config
> in the OS. Therefore I can't see JCS becoming compatible with Red Hat
> Linux unless it migrates to a newer version of the JDK.
>
> The Java JDK 1.3 was released 7 years ago. Personally, I'd like JCS
> migrated to JDK 5. As Al said earlier, the JDK 1.3 branch will always
> exist.
>
> Can we have a show of hands - on which Operating Systems and JDK
> versions are people running JCS?
>
> Niall
>
> On Wed, 2007-04-04 at 11:41 +0200, Al Forbes wrote:
>
>> Maybe we can get some roadmap and dates from Aaron so that a few more
>> people can help with this task.
>>
>> The jdk1.3 compliant branch will always exist. Any major bugs can be
>> backports to this branch for the folks still using jdk1.3.
>>
>> Move to the back ported concurrent library (See
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCS-13)
>>
>> I guess many people will probably move directly from jdk1.3 to  
>> jdk1.5,
>> so in the distant future it should be easy to move from the  
>> backported
>> classes to the native implementation.
>>
>> Al.
>>
>> On 04/04/07, Jon Barber <jbarber@lastminute.com> wrote:
>>> Exactly. There are many large companies that will be using JDK  
>>> 1.4 or
>>> earlier for some time.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: James Taylor [mailto:james@jamestaylor.org]
>>> Sent: 04 April 2007 05:05
>>> To: JCS Users List
>>> Subject: Re: New Release w/o util.concurrent library?
>>>
>>> Maybe you should look at how the pieces JCS uses from  
>>> ***.concurrent and
>>> determine whether the improvements to those pieces justify breaking
>>> compatibility with older releases of the JVM that some people are  
>>> still
>>> running...
>>>
>>> (Hint: they don't)
>>>
>>> On Apr 3, 2007, at 11:53 PM, Eric Everman wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>> J2SE5 package java.util.concurrent includes improved, more  
>>>>> efficient,
>>>
>>>>> standardized versions of the main components in this package.  
>>>>> Please
>>>>> plan to convert your applications to use them.
>>>>
>>>> Isn't it time to move on?
>>>
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>
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