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From Andrew Williams <a...@handyande.co.uk>
Subject Re: [discuss] Java 5
Date Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:15:30 GMT
-1 We have to support 1.4 as we a re rolling into academic environments 
where the upgrade cycle is > 3 years, so many users are still new to 1.4 
(though they do not know it). And to be honest I just don't trust 1.5 
generating 1.4 code...

A

Brett Porter wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I wanted to get thoughts on starting to require a Java 5 JVM to run 
> stuff we build. We currently restrict to 1.4 across the board.
>
> Here's what I'm thinking:
> - MRM and Continuum should switch now. Stuff built there is rarely 
> consumed elsewhere, and a Java 5 requirement outside of that is 
> reasonable
> - We could switch for Maven 2.1, as long as we have improved support 
> for invoking external toolchains. This would facilitate doing some 
> much nicer stuff with plugins like annotations.
> - A generified plexus would be very cool, but is an aside here and 
> post plexus-1.0 in my opinion.
> - I think it's best to keep the lower requirement on Doxia, Surefire 
> (1.3), and Wagon for now.
>
> Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
>
> I'll likely propose a vote on the first point before the first/next 
> releases of them unless there are reasons not to.
>
> Cheers,
> Brett
>


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