[jdom-interest] Java 5.0 JDOM Plans?

Jason Winnebeck gillius-ml at gillius.org
Tue Aug 30 11:18:18 PDT 2005

Jason Hunter wrote:

 > How many people would welcome a jdom5.jar that's built for Java 5?

I just wanted to mention, just because no one has mentioned it that I've 
seen is that some of the JDOM users are restricted to earlier JDK/JRE. I 
use JDOM both in the desktop environment and in a restricted (CLDC) 
environment.  In the CLDC environment, the latest JVM released is 
"1.3-like".  Sun is currently working on a new JSR for a "1.4-like" CLDC 
that I haven't seen progress on for some time, so I suspect that a 
"1.5-like" CLDC is quite a ways off.

I use 1.5 and the new 1.5 features in my other development projects and 
see the benefit in an all 1.5-style approach, so I am very understanding 
of both sides of this issue, since I am on both sides of it.

I really don't know if there is a good solution to this.  Something 
doesn't seem that great about a wrapper, and it seems like it would be a 
lot more trouble than it's worth.  There may be some issues with 
performance (DOM environments are already not known for their speed and 
memory usage), so if someone built a wrapper library that had a 
1.5-style interface but used the underlying JDOM code, there would be a 
lot of duplication, and possibly more objects in memory (maybe double in 

Jason Winnebeck

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