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From Web Maestro Clay <the.webmaes...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Switching to Java 1.5
Date Sun, 24 Oct 2010 14:45:14 GMT
On Oct 24, 2010, at 1:42 AM, Helder Magalhães <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 
>> If we're making this democratic then we should bear in mind that we
>> don't want the majority oppressing the minority, we can't let the poll
>> be the final decision.
> 
> I subscribe to Mehdi's thoughts. For example, I noticed most active
> Batik committers pretty silent on this thread, which doesn't mean
> there isn't an opinion there as well. (I'm not sure if they are simply
> not following this mailing list, so I'm trying to "fix" it by adding a
> link to this thread in a tightly related issue [1] (i.e., dropping
> Java 1.4 support), which will end up in batik-dev@.)

It's not democratic, although the PMC 'listens' to all perspectives. 

> 
>> +2 for the move to 1.5
>> +0 for the move to 1.6
> 
> Is it possible to vote twice? ;-)

Nice. ;-)

Since it doesn't have [VOTE] in the Subject it's not a vote. ;-)

> I'm also supporting the move to 1.5, as I see no benefit in simple
> short-circuiting those users for almost no benefit. Java 1.5 would be
> useful, though, for example for the compile-time type checking which
> can then be start being introduced to increase security and stability.
> 
> +1 for the move to 1.5
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> Helder
> 
> 
> [1] https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=46434

Well, it looks like we should get all of the PMC to weigh in for completeness about the move
for these moves to 1.5 but it's premature to start even a poll for 1.6:

- FOP
- Batik
- XML Graphics Commons

"My religion is simple. My religion is kindness."
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet
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