JDK 7 status and IcedTea

Joe Zeff joe at zeff.us
Tue Nov 29 19:25:27 UTC 2011


On 11/29/2011 10:42 AM, fernando at lozano.eti.br wrote:
> Very reassuring. So it's only the work involved in checking each one of thousands specs.

That, at least, can be automated.  The big problem is deciding which of 
the compiled classes that require version 7+ could run on earlier 
versions because for that you actually need to examine the code.  (Well, 
you could always recompile them on an older version of Java and see what 
happens, but that still takes time.)


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