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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] date for 1.6.1 final
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2004 09:34:48 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On Thu, 05 Feb 2004, Steve Loughran <> wrote:
>>The one interesting issue is that as Java1.5 beta has just shipped,
>>we should test against that to see if there are any surprises that
>>we can fix in 1.6.1.
> ;-)
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> Ant 1.6.0 doesn't allow you to use source="1.5" in <javac>, 1.6.1
> will.
> At least on the Linux version, the -target switch for javac is broken
> (in the JDK, not in Ant) as -target 1.1 will produce 1.4 classes
> anyway.  And the default value for -source seems to have changed as
> the JDK complains about -target 1.1 unless you also explicitly set
> -source 1.3.  It looks as if 1.4 was the new default.
> I just don't want to adapt anything here before I see the docs for JDK
> 1.5 as it is hard to tell what has been changed intentionally and what
> is a bug in the JDK.
> I have successfully bootstrapped Ant with 1.5 and ran the testsuite.
> I didn't try the javadoc task (but that should be trivial) or rmi
> (hmm, could try to build JMeter).  I don't have any project that uses
> javah, though.

we have some sample code from the ant book; I could try that out. 
Actually, we could make that part of the test suite -we dont need to 
verify that javah generates compilable C++, only that it generates C++.

Another area to think about is inheritance of stuff on the classloaders. 
Java1.5 does a good thing in that xerces and xalan have been repackaged 
under Sun, so you can have a real xerces and xalan without suffering 
endorsed directory grief (finally!). This may change our actions 
regarding which bits get passed down from above, and which bits dont

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