[josm-dev] Java 1.5 versus 1.6
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Sun Feb 14 12:25:51 GMT 2010
On Sun, 14 Feb 2010, Henry Loenwind wrote:
>> I would not care about that any more. Java 1.5 support will be dropped
>> with next release and we have< 4% Java 5 users (actually I only see
>> "page impressions", not "users"). Suggestion for these is to update.
> Update like in "buy a new pc"? Yeah, people will just love you ;)
Well, I still think Amiga is a very fine system, but I would never think
development must stall to support Amigas.
> Java 1.6 still is not available for all platforms that run 1.5. And it
> seems that won't change---so with going to 1.6 you'd lock out all Mac
> users but those with a 64-bit Intel processor. In my opinion its still
> too early to lock out all those 32bit Intel processor (e.g. Core Duo)
> users without any real reason.
There are reasons:
- The server can no longer compile 5 only, as JAVA 6 has only something
like a JAVA 5 compatibility mode, which does not always work.
- We already require features of JAVA 6 to fix certain issues not
solveable with 5.
- We have less than 4% JAVA 5 users and most of them very likely only need
to upgrade their java installation. I doubt we really have lots of MacOS
users at all.
Altogether we have more people using ONE old version 1788 than people
using Java 5. So either they update their Java version or the stop
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