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From Benedikt Ritter <brit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [JXPATH] Java Version
Date Thu, 03 Dec 2015 08:22:05 GMT
I think we should stick to the plan I outlined. I hope to have some time to
work in JXPATH this weekend. I'll also work on a VM for building JXPATH
with Java 4.

BR,
Benedikt

2015-12-02 21:17 GMT+01:00 Uwe Barthel <barthel@x-reizend.de>:

> Hi,
>
> should we start a official vote for the Java version topic for JXPath or
> following the release plan provided by Benedikt?
>
> -- Uwe
>
>
> > On 25 Nov 2015, at 20:18, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 9:27 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On 25 November 2015 at 16:49, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>> On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 11:57 PM, Uwe Barthel <barthel@x-reizend.de>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> Do you like to start these changes before or after the release 1.4?
> >>>>>>> I prefer to create the release as soon as possible and start
rework
> >> on
> >>>>>> that baseline.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>> Maybe my statement was a bit ambiguous. I'm fine with a Java version
> 1.6
> >>>> or 1.7 but would not wait until the code is overall refurbished.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> RERO! :-)
> >>
> >> Repent at leisure.
> >>
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> The problem with JDK 1.4 is, that I don't have it on any machine. The
> >>>>> oldest JDK you can get for Mac OS X to my knowledge is 1.6.
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Unfortunately, same here.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> No longer supporting 1.4 is not a showstopper IMO. Bumping the JRE to
> 1.6
> >>> or 1.7 and releasing would be OK with me.
> >>
> >> Same here.
> >>
> >> However, since the code was written for 1.4, it won't have generics
> >> support.
> >>
> >> Do we want to release code which requires 1.5+ but which does not
> >> compile cleanly on 1.5+?
> >>
> >> It's quite a lot of work adding generics, and mistakes can be hard to
> >> correct without potentially causing compatibility issues.
> >>
> >> I don't think there is an easy solution here. However, unless the time
> >> can be put in to add generics properly, I think it would be better not
> >> to do so at all.
> >> In which case, change the Java version to the minimum that is easy to
> >> build/test, i.e. 1.6.
> >> This would be with the intention of doing another release before too
> >> long that fixes up generics etc.
> >> That could target 1.7.
> >>
> >
> > +1
> >
> > Gary
> >
> >
> >>
> >>> Gary
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> -- Uwe
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
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> >>>
> >>>
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