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From peter royal <>
Subject Re: Shall we go JDK 1.5 in 1.1 branch
Date Fri, 10 Mar 2006 23:27:48 GMT
On Mar 10, 2006, at 6:18 PM, Trustin Lee wrote:

> On 3/11/06, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
> (a) MINA sticks to 1.4 support without messing with byte code and
> experiments with retroweaver.  She should release a 1.0 and have a  
> solid
> stable API for 1.4 and 1.5 support.  At this point I'd like to see  
> mina
> graduate incubation and start a new branch 1.1 which focuses on JDK1.5
> with mina 1.0 as 1.4 fall back.  This can occur in about 4-6 months  
> If MINA is released with 1.4 and 1.5 support not using  
> retrotranslator, we have to maintain two branches for one release.   
> Do you mean it?  I have done it before with other projects and it  
> was a real overhead.

I think Alex means that Mina 1.0 wouldn't use any 1.5-specific features.

> BTW it is very strange that nobody responses to my messages about  
> retrotranslator (not retroweaver).  I want to listen to any reason  
> behind all other people's opinions with respect to my opinion.

I'm fine with retrotranslater, but only because I wouldn't be using  
it in any production systems :) I totally understand the concerns of  
people about using bytecode modification in production systems.

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