[kepler-dev] Java 1.5 for Kepler

Dan Higgins higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu
Thu Sep 27 11:13:07 PDT 2007

Hi All,

    As you may well know, current Kepler builds are based on Java 1.4. 
The ant build file allows the use of Java 1.5 but the '-source' command 
line option is set to '1.4'.
    Several developers have wanted to use some Java features (e.g. 
generics) that are present in Java 1.5 but not in Java 1.4. Since Java 
1.5 is readily available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, I do not see any 
problems with simply dropping the '-source 1.4' switch from the compiler 
command line and making 1.5 the default version of Java for Kepler. Does 
anyone out there object to this, or know of some problems that may occur?

Dan Higgins

Dan Higgins                                  higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu
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