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From Simon Willnauer <simon.willna...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: commit-check target for ant?
Date Sat, 11 Jun 2011 06:17:30 GMT
On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 8:04 AM, Dawid Weiss
<dawid.weiss@cs.put.poznan.pl> wrote:
>> -0 ... wouldn't that mean that users running *actual* 1.5 JVM installs
>> couldn't compile from source?  I think it would be a bad idea to say that
>> our "compile" JVM requirements are differnet then our "run" JVM
>> requirements.  I'd be more in favor of requireing 1.6 then having a weird
>> build where 1.5 folks could use our binary releases but not compile
>> themselves.
>
> Ok, I get your point and I'm not going to force it, but I don't agree
> people still running 1.5 should be able to compile from sources. I
> mean: 1.5 has been dead for a longer while now; the same argument
> could be made for java 1.4 or whatever most recent version has been
> ported to amigaos... There are 1.6-compatible VMs from all major
> vendors. Really -- if you're still using java 1.5 you're a fossil and
> should consider switching to 1.6 (if not for anything else, then for
> performance reasons).
>
> This said, I'm fine with 1.5 source-level compatibility, doesn't
> bother me that much.

just want to mention there is Android *duck* and they have 1.5 compat :)

simon
> Dawid
>
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