JDK8 Preliminary Repository Layout
kelly.ohair at oracle.com
Thu Mar 10 18:10:49 PST 2011
On Mar 10, 2011, at 4:46 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> I've already run across one place where this is true. HotSpot builds
> the servicability agent with -source 1.4 -target 1.4. Why? Because
> of incompatibilies between its implementation and the com.sun.jdi
> interfaces which require Comparable<T> not Comparable.
I don't think that is the reason for the 1.4. But someone closer to this SA project would need to clarify this.
The reason was so that the SA could potentially operate on an older JDK as I recall.
I suspect 1.4 settings should have been changed to 1.5 in 1.6, and maybe 1.6 in 1.7.
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