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From Nicolas De Loof <>
Subject Re: [discuss] Java 5
Date Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:26:00 GMT

+1 if a practical solution to compile pre Java5 code is documented. (I 
still use 1.3  on some projects)

There is doc for the compiler plugin, but I don't think the aspectj 
plugin has an equivalent for this and uses maven bootclasspath.

Emmanuel Venisse a écrit :
> I'm +1 for Continuum/MRM.
> For Maven, I think lot of project use always 1.4. So if we use 1.5, 
> we'll can perhaps create an 1.4 version with RetroWeaver.
> Emmanuel
> Brett Porter a écrit :
>> 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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