[jdom-interest] Java 1.5 language features.

Paul Libbrecht paul at activemath.org
Mon Feb 26 00:23:21 PST 2007

Talden wrote:
> I should qualify this.  I say this in the context of JDOM because it's
> API is highly stable and there appears to be relatively low exposure
> to feature creep incurring high maintenance overhead of two versions.
I tend to agree here... JDOM's pretty full-featured and stable... a 
version 2.0 could be very much an imitation version 1.0 with the API luxury.
Of course one could eternally things but JDOM overall satisfies most of 
the missions' it's set to.
> Of course I'd hope that, with the Java6 release that the momentum of
> developers moving to Java5 increases to the point that support for 1.4
> can be given a firm end-of-life for many projects.  There are very few
> arguments for staying with 1.4 as most of the tool and server vendors
> have already moved to Java5.  JDOM is potentially one of those
> arguments.
I wouldn't mind going directly to 1.6.
But for now both are excluded to me. On MacOSX, Jdk > 1.4 requires a 
10.4 upgrade, a 100$ story. I am sure I am not the only one in this 


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