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From Michael Wechner <michael.wech...@wyona.com>
Subject Re: Java 1.5 for 2.0.x branch?
Date Tue, 07 Jul 2009 20:05:38 GMT
Andreas Hartmann schrieb:
> Michael Wechner schrieb:
>> Richard Frovarp schrieb:
>>> Michael Wechner wrote:
>>>>
>>>> +1, but I think even if everyone says +1 you should give it some 
>>>> lead time, for example 1 month, by saying
>>>>
>>>> [ANNOUNCEMENT] Switching to Java 1.5 by August 1st
>>>>
>>>> which means until then all code still needs to be 1.4 compatible 
>>>> and hence gives those people who use 1.4 enough time
>>>> to switch to 1.5 on their platform.
>>> Not a bad idea. However, we would only be switching trunk. Those 
>>> relying on 1.4 shouldn't running trunk in production. No one should 
>>> be relying on trunk except devs.
>>
>> who says that?  Because of various bug fixes and no releases one is 
>> often forced to use a particular trunk revision. Maybe "should" makes 
>> sense, but it doesn't have to be reality at all.
>
> IMO this is a good point.
>
> I reverted the changes, the 2.0.x branch should now be compatible with 
> Java 1.4 again.
>
> How about the following procedure:
>
> * Announce that after 2.0.3 we'll move to Java 1.5
> * Release 2.0.3 (I guess this will at least take 3 weeks)
> * Start coding for Java 1.5 after the release
>
> WDYT?

sounds good.

I think the important thing is to stick to such a process and do it the 
same for switching from 1.5 to 1.6 and  .... (AFAIK 1.5 is EOL this 
autumn ;-)

Cheers

Michael
>
> -- Andreas
>
>


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