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From Jim Waldo <Jim.Wa...@sun.com>
Subject Re: Retrotranslator
Date Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:04:32 GMT
I have to agree with Dennis. Most of us are now using 1.6; 1.7 is  
underway. I don't think the small device space should be much of an  
issue; most of those devices won't support a full Jini function  
anyway, since they lack class loading (that's why we did the surrogate  

Going back and upgrading to post-1.4 features throughout can probably  
wait. But that is no reason not to use them when they make sense in  
new code.

Jim Waldo

On Mar 27, 2009, at 7:45 AM, Dennis Reedy wrote:

> On Mar 27, 2009, at 720AM, Patrick Wright wrote:
>>> Just because the current River codebase is limited to 1.4 doesnt  
>>> mean new
>>> work should be constrained to that right?
>> I think one has to be careful with compatibility across small-device
>> VMs, which, AFAIK, in some cases are 1.4 compatible (cf. JavaME).
> Well, and IMHO, keeping the core of River based on a technology that  
> is in it's EOL transition period (http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/)  
> for the sake of *possible* use for small device deployments may not  
> be ideal.
> Dennis

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