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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: Dropping JDK 1.2 support for Xerces-J (and possibly JDK 1.3? 1.4? in the future)
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2008 13:59:38 GMT
On 11.11.2008 14:52:52 sebb wrote:
> On 11/11/2008, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:
> > +1 to dropping 1.2 support.
> 
> +1 to dropping 1.2
> 
> +0 to dropping 1.3
> 
> I think 1.4 support should be kept if possible for a while yet.

Agreed. Xerces is such a basic library and so many companies are still
stuck with Java 1.4 even though it's past EOL.

> >  Please - be sure that the main website clearly lists the last release we
> > think that Xerces worked on JDK version x.y.  Xerces is ubiquitous, and is
> > used directly or within other products virtually everywhere.  While we don't
> > need to spend developer time worrying about ancient JDK versions, we should
> > make it clear where people who have to stay on legacy systems can get an
> > appropriate release.
> 
> +1
> 
> >  I'd love it if we ensured that we feature a prominent link and host the
> > download for the zip/targz plus it's key file for "the last known good
> > Xerces with JDK x.y" as we drop support for earlier releases.
> >
> 
> +1
> 
> >  Thanks for bringing the item up!
> >
> >  - Shane
> >
> >



Jeremias Maerki


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