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From "Danny Angus" <da...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [server] Java 5, Spring And Phoenix
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:04:14 GMT
I agree with Norman, we should possibly poll the users/dev lists but I
can't believe that 1.4 is still a requirement.

d.

On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Norman Maurer <norman@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi Robert,
>
> I'm very limited in free time atm. So I think the descision should be made
> by the active developers. Anyway I think we should drop java 1.4 support at
> all. I see no real reason to support such old / outdated jvm.
>
>
> Cheers,
> Norman
>
> 2008/11/2 Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com>
>
>> i'm increasingly convinced that the 3.0 codebase contains some
>> compelling reasons to upgrade. i think it's important to offer an
>> upgrade path for existing installations including retaining 1.4 JVM
>> support. this means preserving 1.4 compatibility in the API and
>> library layers and in any functions that existing in james 2.
>>
>> i quite fancy experimenting with some stuff (for example OpenJPA) that
>> requires java 5. IIRC there are already some optional modules which
>> require a 1.5 JVM but i'd like to use a more regular system. i propose
>> using module names to allow java5 in the function layer. for example,
>> openjpa-java5 would act like openjpa-function but would only be
>> compiled when a 1.5 JVM is used.
>>
>> any objections?
>>
>> going forward, this will result in the issue that - given the current
>> build - new features would only be available atfer downloading the
>> source and compiling with a 1.5 JVM. i would like to suggest the
>> following long term strategy: we use the same module system but ship
>> the phoenix built under 1.4 (without new features) and spring built
>> under 1.5 (with the new features).
>>
>> opinions?
>>
>> - robert
>>
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