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Re: Java 1.4

From: Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com>
To: John Lister <john(dot)lister-ps(at)kickstone(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Java 1.4
Date: 2012-01-24 17:52:41
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On Sat, 21 Jan 2012, John Lister wrote:

> I noted from the recent NIO thread that support for Java 1.4 was 
> checked. I know from previous discussion that this has been brought up, 
> but was wondering if there was a reason for still supporting 1.4? I 
> therefore wondered if it is still worth while supporting something 
> released nearly 10 years ago and nearly 8 years since its last update 
> and not freeze a version for that release (except maybe security related 
> updates). Similarly would it be wise to freeze the jdbc 2 & 3 updates as 
> well since they require Java 1.4 and concentrate on jdbc 4 support and 
> maybe Java 1.5 (or even 1.6) and the additional features?

I am all for dropping support for 1.4.  If people are having a hard time 
finding a 1.4 JDK to build/test with now, that's only going to be a bigger 
problem down the road.  I still need a 1.2 JDK to make back branch 
releases for 8.2 and 8.3 and that's a real pain.

Kris Jurka

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