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From: Jörg Schaible <joerg.schaible@...>
Subject: Re: Is JDK 1.3 still used?
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 16:46:39 +0100
Hi Karl,

Karl Trygve Kalleberg wrote:

> Hi gang,
> 
> as you may know, we're working on the migration to Java 1.5, much thanks
> to all the hard work done by Thomas Mathijs (of axxo-overlay fame).
> 
> The migration brings about something of a spring cleaning, too. We'd
> like to remove packages that are not in use and cause more harm than good.
> 
> One candidate for removal are the 1.3 JDKs on x86. We are aware that 1.3
> JDKs may still be the latest and greatest on some platforms, they seem
> very much out of vogue on x86.
> 
> Does anybody still need/use the 1.3 JDK on x86?

Yes. For some libs it is still important to be 1.3 compatible and Gentoo 
offers a nice way to have multiple jdk versions installed - including 1.3.x 
versions, so I can switch as necessary to take care of compatibility issues.

- Jörg

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