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From "Leon Rosenberg" <rosenberg.l...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [action2] [VOTE] Target Java 5, support 1.4 through Retroweaver
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:58:10 GMT
+1

Leon

On 4/24/06, Don Brown <mrdon@twdata.org> wrote:
> There has been a lot of discussion on Java 5 support for Struts Action 2, and from my
reading of the comments, we have
> settled on a path, but I want to formalize it in a vote to ensure we are all on the same
page.
>
> I vote we develop Struts Action 2 with Java 5, taking advantage of it where ever we can.
 At the same time, we should
> use Retroweaver to build jars that will run in a 1.4 JVM.  For those that aren't familiar,
Retroweaver supports
> conversion of an impressive amount of Java 5 features and language changes.  In summary,
Retroweaver supports [1]:
>
>      * generics
>      * extended for loops
>      * static imports
>      * autoboxing/unboxing
>      * varargs
>      * enumerations
>      * annotations
>
> Therefore, our development philosophy will be to take _full_ advantage of Java 5, but
provide a working jar for Java
> 1.4, however, we can't guarantee every Struts Action 2.0 feature will be available to
Java 1.4 users.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> [ ] +1 Make Java 5 the target
> [ ] +0 I am fine with this move, but I'll still mainly interested in 1.4
> [ ] -0 I am not too keen, because ...
> [ ] -1 I am against this move, because ...
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> I'll tally the votes after at least 72 hours and include the count in our STATUS file.
 The vote is open to anyone.
>
> Don
>
> [1] http://retroweaver.sourceforge.net/documentation.html
>
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