Re: should FOP require JDK1.2.x?
On Sun, 19 Sep 1999, Michael Champion wrote: I wrote: >> Not all platforms have stable 1.2 support yet, in fact the only two >> platforms that seem to be ok are Windows and Solaris, with Sun's JVM. [ ... ] >> On the other hand, if FOP is just targetting bleeding-edge users, it >> would make sense if you really need the 1.2 features. > I suspect that FOP is targeting users for the forseeable FUTURE; if > there is anything tangible in 1.2 that would make the spec cleaner and > more powerful, I'd say to use it, even at the cost of some short-run > inconvenience. > Today's bleeding edge is next year's plain old ordinary stuff, and the > year after that's "legacy code". Of course that is true, but if James is hoping for a wide array of beta-testers and co-developers, then it doesn't make sense to move to 1.2 completely unless there is a compelling case where complicated code that is limited by 1.1 capabilities can be reduced in a single stroke by moving to 1.2. Many times a migration can be put off or at least 1.2-dependent functionality can be modularized. For example, I found it advisable to use the 1.2 Java collection classes, but I'm fortunate in that Sun released a version of those for 1.1 users. Swing is similar in that fashion. On the other hand, dependence on features such as Java 2D, printing, and Media would mandate a move to 1.2. We could make a more concrete determination if James outlined the features he's looking to use in 1.2. . . . Sean. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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