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From Bill Janssen <>
Subject Re: The JDK 1.5 Can o' Worms
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:26:14 GMT
Grant Ingersoll writes:
> I also believe all committers and  
> all contributors are using 1.5 already for there environment.  I  
> would also _guess_ the large majority of our users are on 1.5.   Now,  
> I know, it isn't a big deal to run 1.4 code in 1.5, but it is  
> annoying for development and that is a big enough motivator for me.

The big issue wasn't whether developers and application users were
using Sun's Java 1.5, it was gcj and where it was.  Several of the
downstream packages of Lucene involves gcj instead of Sun Java,
because gcj provides different functionality.  I believe that any 1.5
features used in Lucene should be carefully chosen to be compatible
with stable versions of gcj, so that PyLucene, for instance, will be
able to use it.


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