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From Simon Pepping <spepp...@leverkruid.eu>
Subject Re: Switching to Java 1.5
Date Thu, 21 Oct 2010 08:23:46 GMT
Java 1.5 has the most important changes for FOP, viz.,
internationalization.  Generics will also be good for our code
base. If moving to java 1.5 instead of 6 is required to keep a large
number of users on board, I agree to moving to that version.


On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 07:34:48AM +0200, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> What I don't support is jumping to Java 6 just now. Most Apache projects
> have moved from 1.4 to 1.5 but not necessarily 6. Platform support for 6
> is not yet as good as for 1.5. Plus I'd like to hear why 6 is supposed
> to be technically better for XML Graphics (on the class library level,
> not the JVM). A few new convenience methods alone don't warrant the jump
> and the risk to alienate certain users.
> On 20.10.2010 20:53:28 Vincent Hennebert wrote:
> > 
> > I think it’s time to move on. If anybody really feels that a user poll
> > still is necessary, please speak up now. Otherwise, just wait a few days
> > that I launch an official vote on this.

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