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From "Weaver, Scott" <weav...@ugs.com>
Subject RE: Moving Jetspeed to Java 1.5.
Date Wed, 10 Oct 2007 14:39:45 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ate Douma [mailto:ate@douma.nu]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:33 AM
> To: Jetspeed Developers List
> Subject: Re: Moving Jetspeed to Java 1.5.
> 
> Weaver, Scott wrote:
> > I just hate to languish and 1.4 for that reason.  1.5 has been out
for a
> > couple years now; heck 1.6 is actually starting to see some use.
This
> > puts 1.4 two releases back.  I work at a large company, well I
consider
> > Siemens a large company anyways ;), and we have been on 1.5 for
almost a
> > year now.  I know we are planning on some extensive refactoring for
the
> > next release of Jetspeed and I don't see why that shouldn't include
> > moving 1.5.  The current 2.1 release could be left supporting 1.4
> > allowing for slow adopters to continue using Jetspeed.
> >
> > We already have some optional pieces that require 1.5, IIRC (Ate,
please
> > correct me if I am wrong) the new Wicket portlet support requires
it.
> No, Wicket Portlet support works with 1.4.
> 
> The Wicket examples web application showcases some optional wicket
> features which do require 1.5, but Wicket core still only requires
1.4.
> So, yes: you do need 1.5 to run the Wicket Examples app, but only for
that
> purpose.

So I was half-way right :)

> 
> > So, if we are moving along with converting to Wicket for the admin
apps
> > we would need 1.5.
> The Wicket based admin apps will be targeted for the trunk
2.2-SNAPSHOT,
> not 2.1.x, so we will be save to use 1.5 features for that.
> 
> > That coupled with the fact we want to drop OJB for
> > some other ORM, of which JPA seems the most likely candidate, makes
> > avoiding 1.5 impossible.  Honestly, I don't consider either of these
> > items to arbitrary.
> Neither do I. So the choice to require Java 1.5 for 2.2-SNAPSHOT
wasn't
> difficult either.
> 
> Ate
> 
> >
> > -scott
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Boyce, Keith Garry [mailto:KeithGarry.Boyce@bcbsma.com]
> >> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:00 AM
> >> To: Jetspeed Developers List
> >> Subject: RE: Moving Jetspeed to Java 1.5.
> >>
> >>
> >> A lot of major companies are still on jdk 1.4. seems like those
> > reasons
> >> are fairly arbitrary considering.
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Weaver, Scott [mailto:weavers@ugs.com]
> >> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:56 AM
> >> To: Jetspeed Developers List
> >> Subject: Moving Jetspeed to Java 1.5.
> >>
> >> Has any thought been given to this?  I am guessing if we are
kicking
> >> around the idea of using JPA to replace OJB, it will be a
requirement
> >> due to the use of annotations and generics.  My personal reason for
> >> asking (other than generics and annotations, both of which Iuse
daily
> > in
> >> other projects) is that I really like using EasyMock 2.3 for unit
> >> testing and it only works under Java 1.5+.  If we are definitely
> > moving,
> >> is there a timeline?  Will the 2.1.3 branch be changed to 1.5?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> -scott
> >>
> >>
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