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From Chris Mattmann <chris.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Java version in Tika
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2007 13:48:30 GMT
Hi Guys,

 I don't have a strong preference for this either way. I simply ported over
the code for the Nutch metadata framework, which happened to use some
features from 1.5. I was a proponent of staying with 1.4 in the Nutch
community, however, was overruled there ;)

 Just to stir the pot a bit, I will say though, that IMHO, Java 1.5 is
entirely stable, has a strong, solid user base, and is becoming pervasive.
It also offers a lot of features that I think are truly useful. Is it too
much to ask of projects like Jackrabbit, etc., for them to create JDK 1.5
builds? I know that this is possible even if the project only uses JDK 1.4
language constructs, right?

 I think we may have to call for a vote on this though. What do others



On 6/13/07 3:43 AM, "Jukka Zitting" <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I noticed that both the Nutch metadata and the Lius lite code are
> using Java 5 features.
> Do you think we should require Java 5 in Tika, or should we support
> also Java 1.4?
> I believe there are a number of potential users (Jackrabbit included)
> that are still bound to Java 1.4, and since Java 1.4 will not reach
> end of life status any time soon (there isn't even a JSR for Java 7
> yet) I personally think we should stick to 1.4 and remove the Java 5
> features from Tika.
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting

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