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From Mark Swanson <>
Subject Re: [scm] separating JDK specific code
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2005 03:41:01 GMT
Alex Karasulu wrote:
> I'm begining to think playing with 1.4 while using 1.5 for some things 
> is going to get really nasty.  Perhaps we need to separate the JDK 1.5 
> stuff so people are not building 1.5 jars and deploying them to the 
> repo.  If 1.5 jars are deployed they should be totally different 
> artifacts.  Either this or 1.5 dependent optional features need to be 
> made dynamically loadable.
> For example MINA might have the ssl filter separated out into another 
> MINA project which would mean MINA would have to go multiproject.  
> Perhaps this is not the answer either.  Hmmm anyone got ideas here?

For about 8 months I've been coding ScheduleWorld exclusively in Java 5 
and using retroweaver to support 1.4 clients. It's just part of my build 
process and I don't have to think about it. As someone else mentioned, 
you just need to make sure you don't use libraries/methods exclusive to 
1.5 rt.jar.


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