[jdom-interest] Java 1.5 language features.

Bradley S. Huffman hip at a.cs.okstate.edu
Mon Feb 26 14:08:27 PST 2007

Sounds like you and your group have the need and the expertise to develop a Java 5
version and contribute it back to the community.  As long as this new version doesn't
have any "extra features" not found in the non-generic version, I can't think of a reason
anyone would object.


Talden writes:

> 'fully' compatible is debatable with several hundred 'unchecked'
> warnings as a result of using the API.  You're right however, we
> absolutely haven't held back from the migration process because of
> Now that the the areas in which we use JDOM are beginning to get a
> little more attention the question is being asked - is JDOM going to
> advance and if not should we keep using it given the compromises to
> our code-standards.
> The code-qualities issues arising from the excessive warnings (or the
> risks of suppressing them) are real issues - they are just not about
> functionality.  In fact in many ways they're about usability and that
> was the real point of JDOM from the beginning right?
> Is there work going on now (not yet released) that would make
> introducing a 2.0 (Java 5 + required) and maintaining the old 1.0
> (Java 1.4) a difficult endeavor?  Is there an issue with officially
> marking the 1.4 support as 'maintenance only'?

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