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From "John Sarman" <johnsar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: a potential "AR1" release
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2007 17:24:02 GMT
I know that most would like to see River have a release, but has anybody
discussed making the minimum required JRE 1.5.
Jini alway craved the need for templates and Generics and the move to River
would allow for just that.

Just Curious about this,
John Sarman

On 9/5/07, Sean Landis <sean.landis@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Ok, this may be heretic to some...Given a choice, I'd much rather
> prefer progress over backward compatibility.
>
> Sean
>
> On 9/4/07, Jim Hurley <Jim.Hurley@sun.com> wrote:
> > On Sep 4, 2007, at 3:47 AM, Dan Creswell wrote:
> > > Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> > >> Bob Scheifler wrote:
> > >>> Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>> Perhaps in view that jar layouts may change further, there might
be
> > >>>> an official directory of deprecated jars so that documentation
and
> > >>>> discussions can focus on the nature of those jars?
> > >>>
> > >>> Moving the existing deprecated jars (jini-core.jar, jini-ext.jar,
> > >>> sdm-dl.jar, sun-util.jar) could break existing scripts/etc that
> > >>> reference them, so if the desire is for AR1 to maintain maximum
> > >>> compatibility, it would seem preferable to leave them where they
> > >>> are.
> > >>
> > >> Your call, but my thoughts are that there will already be some
> > >> changes
> > >> involved in testing and integrating AR1, for many.  So, having to
> > >> change
> > >> some referred to directory structures, etc, may not be a big impact
> > >> overall.
> > >
> > > What do the rest of the user-base think about this? ^^^
> > >
> > > How much backward compatibility does everybody expect in this first
> > > release?
> > >
> > > Anybody out there?
> >
> > Hey Dan-
> >
> > My guess is that we haven't made enough substantive progress in this
> > (River) project yet to attract Jini users to these mailing lists.  We
> > certainly
> > have some (who seem to be generally lurking), but it will not be
> > (IMHO) until
> > we get out a release or two before 'users' will start to be very
> > vocal on this
> > list.
> >
> > It might be better to ask this at jini/javaspaces-users right now.
> >
> > My 2c.
> >
> > -Jim
> >
>

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