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From Andreas Veithen <andreas.veit...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: mime4j and Java 1.6
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:24:47 GMT
Thanks!

Andreas

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 13:14, Felix Knecht <felix@otego.com> wrote:
> Should be 1.5 again:
>
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1204937&view=rev
>
> On 11/22/2011 12:50 PM, Andreas Veithen wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:07, Felix Knecht<felix@otego.com>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Andreas
>>>
>>> Java 1.5 has reached it's EOL already 2 years ago [1].
>>
>> Oracle's JDK reached EOL, but Java != Oracle.
>>
>>> ATM there's not yet a
>>> particular reason to need Java 1.6 but it's an invitation to switch to
>>> Java
>>> 1.6 (which is also already quite mature)
>>
>> For the Axiom project it would be an invitation to switch to another
>> library or to implement its own MIME parsing logic again (we had our
>> own code until a couple of months ago, but it became unmaintainable).
>> Axiom is used by Axis2 and these type of frameworks tend to be used on
>> platforms where people don't necessarily have the freedom to upgrade
>> Java to a new version.
>>
>>> and a preparation for next release
>>> of mime4j which may have particular reasons to need at least Java 1.6.
>>> The
>>> James project in general agreed to move to Java 1.6.
>>
>> I don't see any issue with James (as a server product) requiring Java
>> 1.6, but for libraries produced by the James project and that may be
>> used by other projects, you should only require 1.6 if there is a good
>> reason.
>>
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> Felix
>>>
>>> [1] http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5/
>>>
>>> On 11/22/2011 11:43 AM, Andreas Veithen wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I noticed that since today (I guess since r1204874), mime4j trunk
>>>> requires Java 1.6. This makes it unusable for Apache Axiom because we
>>>> need to support Java 1.5. Is there a particular reason for this
>>>> change?
>>>>
>>>> Andreas
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>

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