Removal of Java 1.1 and 1.2 support in the ports tree
mark.evenson at gmx.at
Tue Oct 2 23:45:56 PDT 2007
Greg Lewis wrote:
> G'day Mark,
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 11:17:19AM +0200, Mark Evenson wrote:
> Unless someone else comes forward saying they are using jdk11 today, I
> don't see a statement of "this was useful for me 4 years ago" as being a
> reason to keep an ancient version of Java around today :).
Ouch. Yeah, it's reaching on my part: I just wanted to see if anyone
else had maybe put this to use.
> Basically, I think the removal of these ports will be going ahead unless
> someone comes up with a Really Good [TM] reason not to. They're basically
> just a maintenance burden at the moment.
> That being said, we're not removing the distribution files for jdk11, so
> if someone desperately needs to use an 8 year old JDK they can still
> download the binary, install compat3x and run it (assuming it does).
Keeping the binary distribution kicking around would be more than enough
for my (admittedly remotely possible) future needs. And I totally.
understand wanting to remove administrative burden.
<Mark.Evenson at gmx.at>
"[T]his is not a disentanglement from, but a progressive knotting into."
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