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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Time for Taglibs to be sent to the archive?
Date Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:51:06 GMT
On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM, Jeremy Boynes <jeremy@boynes.com> wrote:
> On Jan 18, 2013, at 1:34 AM, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
>> Regarding the two taglibs that are not yet in the attic, I have no
>> interest in "RDC" taglib, but I am interested in JSTL one.
>
> +1
>
>>
>> I think once we make the first release, things should go easier after that.
>>
>> A few notes after quick review of the sources:
>>
>> 1. Can we go up from Java 5 and require/use at least Java 6 to build
>> the project?
>>
>> I am even OK to be brave and go up to Java 7.
>>
>> I do not like Java 5, because
>> a) It is outdated.
>> It would be strange for a "new" project to use that if we are going
>> to support it for long.
>> b) It is not opensource.
>> OpenJDK is since Java 6.
>>
>> The version of Java is important for this class, that implements
>> javax.sql.DataSource:
>>
>> \standard\impl\src\main\java\org\apache\taglibs\standard\tag\common\sql\DataSourceWrapper.java
>>
>> Java 7 will allow us to support a later version of JDBC and will allow
>> this project to build on Gump.
>
> There is also an issue with the I18N tags taking a long time to start on a Java6 platform
due to changes in the way Locales are located by the JRE. I remember some discussion on fixing
this but a requirement to stay on Java 5 meant having to build two implementations and switch
between them which I'd planned to do once a release was out. If we pre-req 6 or 7 then the
implementation can just be updated and this issue closed easier.

Would the TCK pass if it was on Java 7?

Hen

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