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From Scott Ganyo <scott.ga...@eTapestry.com>
Subject RE: JDK 1.1 vs 1.2
Date Mon, 21 Jan 2002 17:42:40 GMT
+1 for JDK 1.2

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew C. Oliver [mailto:acoliver@nc.rr.com]
> Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 2:52 PM
> To: 'Lucene Developers List'
> Subject: JDK 1.1 vs 1.2
> 
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> In working on this I can see the decision on POI is made for us.  POI
> requires JDK 1.2 or better (for performance with collections and
> language encoding reasons) so it will need to be off somewhere in an
> "optional" package.
> 
> Regarding this, are there any thoughts on when it would make sense to
> move to Java 2?  It seems to me that the benefits of using the newer
> collections, dumping enumerations for iterators, etc. would 
> make it worth it.  
> 
> The only disadvantage, of course, would be a few disenfranchised folks
> on obsolescent hardware (probably mostly old Macs).  The normal reason
> for sticking with JDK 1.1 doesn't seem to apply which is browser
> support, but I see very little application for Lucene in 
> Applets anyhow.
> 
> With JDK 1.4 coming out shortly it seems to me to be a reasonable
> decision.  (two version behind is quite conservative)
> 
> Does anyhow have any thoughts on this?  Could we consider 
> upgrading the
> Java 2 collections at least internally?  I would be happy to submit
> patches for this.
> 
> -Andy
> -- 
> www.superlinksoftware.com
> www.sourceforge.net/projects/poi - port of Excel format to java
> http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/bugParade/bugs/4487555.html 
> 			- fix java generics!
> 
> 
> The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebbles to
> vote.
> -Ambassador Kosh
> 
> 
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