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RE: The status of Classpath (in brief)

From: C. Brian Jones
Subject: RE: The status of Classpath (in brief)
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2004 23:53:59 -0500

On Sun, 2004-01-04 at 18:15, David Holmes wrote:
> Mark,
> My only comment is that a stated goal of "at least as complete as 1.1"
> is no longer adequate. The Java platform is a moving target and 1.5 is
> on the horizon. I recognise that there are too many packages to make a
> blanket statement of support - otherwise we'll be at 1.6 or 1.7 before
> Classpath 1.0 can get out the door. Perhaps it is time to look at
> breaking Classpath down into package subsets and aim for 1.2
> compatibility for the "core" packages (lang, util, ???) and define
> other packages independently of the core eg nio must obviously aim for
> 1.4 compatability.
> I suspect that the above doesn't actually require many code updates as
> I think much of the core is already around 1.4 (maybe enough that 1.3
> could be the stated level for the core?).

I think changing the 1.0 goals at this point would delay the release of
1.0 and any subsequent releases containing the 1.2, 1.3, or 1.4
compatibility you mention.  With the exception of Swing and Java 2D it
seems as though those releases would follow quickly on the heels of 1.0.

Brian Jones <address@hidden>

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