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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Has Java 5 Platform support been discontinued?

On 09/04/2013 01:54 PM, Lars Vogel wrote:
> It looks to me that some org.eclipse.ui.* plug-ins require an BREE update
> in this case. I think a plug-in cannot require a lower Java version than a
> plug-in which it requires as dependency. SWT is a special case as it has no
> plug-in dependencies.
> For example org.eclipse.ui.view defined a BREE of J2SE-1.4. org.eclipse.ui
> defines a BREE of J2SE-1.3. But both depend on org.eclipse.core.runtime
> which currently defines J2SE-1.5 (should that be JavaSE-1.6 according to
> this discussion?).

Why increase the BREE of bundle X if its dependency Y requires a higher
BREE? One might chose to replace its dependency Y with one Y' that has a
lower BREE. E.g. I might decide to replace the current
org.eclipse.core.runtime bundle with an older version that still works
with a lower BREE.


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