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From Christian Geisert <christian.geis...@isu-gmbh.de>
Subject Re: Going for 1.4 or 1.5 as minimum Java version?
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 10:15:47 GMT
Chris Bowditch schrieb:
> 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

We're using FOP on some AS/400s - but still version 0.20.5 ;-)

Anyway, +1 for switching to Java 1.4 now.


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