Drop support for Java 5?

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Tue Oct 2 06:52:43 PDT 2012


On Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 01:27:21PM +0200, d.ostrovsky at idaia.de wrote:
> Hi,
> Java 7 is today the current version, Java 6 is the old one and Java
> 5 is the ancient one. Does it still make sense to support it in LO
> 3.7 or even in LO 4.0?
> Would it be an option to drop Java 1.5 support (upgrading configure.in and
> all other places) and as the consequence drop stax module?

There's platforms who don't have a JDK (yet) available and *still* need
to use gcj-jdk. Which only can do 1.5.: http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/

(But that one will get openjdk when wheezy is installed on the Debian
builds - so I am told...)



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