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Re: [eclipse-dev] JDK 1.3 support for SWT

Do you have a specific problem under JDK 1.3 Windows?  If so enter a problem report. Thanks.

Martin van den Bemt <mllist@xxxxxxxx>
Sent by: eclipse-dev-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx

07/27/2004 08:09 PM

Please respond to

[eclipse-dev] JDK 1.3 support for SWT

Maybe this is the wrong list, but at least some developers are present
of eclipse, that I assume know what the exact deal is.
I filed an issue today
which talks about problems I have with the SWT_AWT class running under
jdk1.3, and somehow I got some answers about using jdk 1.5 and 1.3 not
being supported, although this particular piece of code contains some
specifics for JDK1.3. I got pissed of at the answers, since they aren't
Also for now SWT 3.0 seem to work ok for me running on a jdk 1.3
So maybe I can get some clear answers to my questions here :
- Why is jdk 1.3 not supported ? (eg OLE works great on jdk1.3)
- contains code specifically for JDK 1.3 and was added when
you guys started working on version 3, why is the code in there if it is
not supported. Was it decided later and the was the code never removed ?
(I assumed it needed 1.4, but since the 1.3 code was in there, I went
ahead anyway).
- Is there a link that specifies what changed to make stuff not work
under 1.3 ?

I cannot make important decisions (in this case a move from jdk1.3 to
1.4, which is pretty time consuming), if I see contradictions. The code
pretends it works under 1.3, it fails, so it is bug, in my point of
view. If you don't want to support 1.3, code should be removed (less
testing, less possible errors, less code), which is a "bug" too or at
least a chore.

I know you don't owe me any explanation for this of any kind (since it
is free code and all), but too treat an issue like that, is something I
probably don't deserve, based on the information in the issue provided.


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