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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: <javac> on java1.5
Date Thu, 23 Mar 2006 19:25:53 GMT
On Thu, 23 Mar 2006, Steve Loughran <> wrote:

> Gump didnt want to move to java1.5;

Well, Gump being what it is should be running Mustang beta by now.
Not running 1.5 was mainly influenced by not havong one installed on
vmgump and people not having time to install it.

> junit forced their hand.

It finally pushed me to start a one hour upload of the Linux JDK
instead of playing with my kids on a weekend ;-)

> Here are some options
> (1) tweak javac to build at 1.4 or below unless stated.

-1, too late.

> (2) provide a back door switch to let gump control the jvm
> version. that way old code can be built under a new compiler.



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