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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: [Axis2] Moving Axis2 code base into JDK 1.5
Date Fri, 29 Feb 2008 02:06:30 GMT
I agree moving 1.5 is not merely a change of JDK but a change of APIs. 
However, realistically, I imagine that'll be an incremental process- i.e., 
no one will sit and go thru and introduce generics wherever possible .. 
rather we'll start using 1.5 features without restriction when the need 
arises. So I'm not convinced the JDK 1.5 "switch" requires any major 
signalling ... like calling it Axis2 2.0.

Given that we're close to the wire on 1.4, we'll have to leave that alone 
for now.

Can we agree that that'll be the last "native" 1.4 release? We can of 
course use retotranslator for future releases.


Ajith Ranabahu wrote:
> Hi,
> As far as the vote goes I would say 0-
>>>From the suggestions we have the ones I can agree is to release 1.4
> (the next one) with JDK 1.4 and focus on setting the new JDK version
> for the next release (I have posted the XmlSchema release candidate
> which complies to JDK 1.4 a few hours ago and had to expilicitly
> remove some of the 1.5 features that leaked in :)) I.m definitely +1
> for JDK 1.5 (and quite frankly believe it is time for us to move on)
> AFAICS what it means to move to JDK 1.5 is not merely to compile the
> source in JDK 1.5. Rather it involves use of generics and changing of
> backward compatibility libraries (annogen, threadpooling) and may be a
> redesign of the API's to take advantage of the Java 5 features. All
> this leads to bugs :) - bugs that may not exist in the code right now.
> So in my mind properly moving to JDK 1.5 is not a trivial task and
> need to be taken seriously.
> One other trivial thing I can think of is the coinciding of release
> numbers with JDK versions (1.4 -> 1.4 , 1.5 -> 1.5 ) :))
> Ajith

Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
Founder & Director; Lanka Software Foundation;
Founder, Chairman & CEO; WSO2, Inc.;
Member; Apache Software Foundation;
Visiting Lecturer; University of Moratuwa;

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