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From Max Berger <...@berger.name>
Subject Re: Going for 1.4 or 1.5 as minimum Java version?
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2007 12:56:18 GMT
Dear XMLGraphics Dev,

another option (although the acutal usability will have to be tested) is
to require the generics/enum/autoboxing precompiler, which is available
at:

http://java.sun.com/developer/earlyAccess/adding_generics/

and produces 1.3 and 1.4 compatible class files. 

Max

Am Freitag, den 19.10.2007, 11:08 +0100 schrieb Vincent Hennebert:
> Hi,
> 
> Andreas L Delmelle wrote:
> > On Oct 17, 2007, at 10:16, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> > 
> >> No reactions so far. Interesting. Anyway, based on the user poll, my
> >> opinion is to go for Java 1.4 for the moment and reevaluate Java 1.5
> >> next summer. I mean I'd love to use generics and java.util.concurrent
> >> but I think it is just a bit too soon to drop 1.4.
> >>
> >> Any objections to that course of action? Should we have a majority
> >> decision on whether 1.4 or 1.5 should be the new minimal Java level?
> > 
> > Not as far as I'm concerned. +1 for staying with 1.4 for the time being.
> > 
> > Chris is right. We don't really /need/ 1.5 to implement new features. It
> > would be more a convenience than a necessity, so has very low priority IMO.
> > Should anyone feel compelled to use 1.5, he could always integrate it
> > much in the same way the 1.3-1.4 gap has been dealt with (separate build
> > targets to be able to build on both versions without too much hassle).
> 
> AFAIK you can’t produce 1.4-compatible bytecode if the source code has 
> the new features introduced in 1.5 (annotations, generics, type-safe 
> enums). So that would be nearly useless to maintain separate branches, 
> as the 1.5 one would only allow to use classes from the standard library 
> which aren’t available in 1.4. And we can actually live without those 
> classes.
> 
> Granted, 1.5 features are more a convenience than a necessity, but they 
> are so much more convenient...
> 
> Ok, I’m repeating myself, shutting up now.
> Vincent
> 
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