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From "Norman Maurer" <nor...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [server] Java 5, Spring And Phoenix
Date Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:42:06 GMT
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 I see no real reason to support such old / outdated jvm.


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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