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From: Ray Hunter <bigdog@...>
Subject: Re: Is JDK 1.3 still used?
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 01:43:22 -0700
Karl Trygve Kalleberg wrote:
> 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?

I know there are still some application servers that use 1.3 and i use
it alot to test with before i actually deploy to those servers. I know
that there are some java apps that require the 1.3 to compile their
source. i have been looking at doing the apache derby ebuild and that
one require that you use 1.3 and 1.4 to build certain parts of it
(http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_downloads.html#How+to+build+Derby) so
i think there still might be some need for 1.3.

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