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From Brett Porter <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [discuss] Java 5
Date Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:21:09 GMT
As far as Maven goes, this would only be the JVM used to run it - it 
needs to be able to build projects using any JDK available (and the 
support for that needs to first be improved).

On 7/07/2006 8:15 PM, Andrew Williams wrote:
> -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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