|Re: [p2-dev] Pack200 and P2 rules headaches|
John Arthorne wrote:
That's true, but it also require all projects to build their site using a Java 1.5. It entered its End Of Life period in April 2008 and will no longer be supported after October this year. It's easy to demand that all projects produce .class files targeted for 1.5, but I think it might be a bit harsh to demand that they all use old tools that are no longer supported.
Personally, I see this as a missing part of an otherwise good tool. Pack200 should have an option or something to control this. One way to overcome this deficiency is to check if a file is missing .class files and when that happens, change the magic. I've tried that, and it seems to work just fine.