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From "Hani Suleiman" <h...@formicary.net>
Subject Re: JDK compatibility (Collections API)
Date Wed, 08 Oct 2003 14:44:18 GMT
Erik Hatcher said:
> On Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at 10:22  AM, Hani Suleiman wrote:
>> +1, is there a single coherent well-considered argument for supporting
>> 1.1? It seems yet another one of those inexplicable apachisms ;)
>
> Now now... don't over generalize :))  In fact, Ant 1.6 only builds on
> Ant 1.2+ as we decided to break this trend there too.
>
Aw, you're no fun ;)

> I'm quite +1 on keeping Lucene *modern*.  I'm tempted to even go so far
> as to say JDK 1.4+, but 1.3+ is fine too.  I have not used anything
> under 1.4 in quite a while and doubt I ever will.
>
I'd say latest 1.3 is reasonable. There are still a lot of environments
that will only run 1.3 on production servers. Although it shouldn't be too
hard to write things such that 1.4 features are used wherever possible
while remaining binary compatible with 1.3 (file locking?)




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