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From Adrian Cumiskey <adrian.cumis...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Going for 1.4 or 1.5 as minimum Java version?
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:05:36 GMT
For as long as Sun continue to support a version of Java I think that we should continue to
try and 
support it.  So I'd just drop 1.3 and go with 1.4 for now.

Adrian.

Chris Bowditch wrote:
> 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.
> 
> I agree. I don't want Java 1.4 dropped yet because of the type of 
> environments where FOP will typically be used, i.e. Batch Processing 
> environments which are often old mainframes, e.g. AS/400, or other older 
> and less popular Unix flavours. Most of these older environments simply 
> cannot be upgraded to newer JDKs and by excluding them we are making 
> people either stay on older releases of FOP or losing potential users. 
> Neither scenario sits well with me, and I fail to see the real benefit 
> that generics gives us. I can still implement new functionality without 
> them, no?
> 
> <snip/>
> 
> Chris
> 
> 
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