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From: "Jörg Schaible" <joerg.schaible@×××.de>
To: gentoo-java@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-java] Re: Is JDK 1.3 still used?
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 16:21:21
Message-Id: drdh78$t8k$
In Reply to: [gentoo-java] Is JDK 1.3 still used? by Karl Trygve Kalleberg
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 -- gentoo-java@g.o mailing list