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I'm Ryan Lowe, a Software Engineering graduate living in Ottawa, Canada. I like agile software development and Ruby on Rails.
I write this blog in Canadian English and don't use a spell checker. Typos happen.
» Full-time Ruby on Rails freelancer
» Full-time with Rails since May 2005
» Former committer for RadRails (now Aptana)
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5. fanconcert for music fans (on hold)
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Durham Not Using Java 5
I'm going to have to backpedal on using Java 5 for Durham, one of the main reasons being that the Mac doesn't support Java 5 yet. Apple releases their own versions of Java instead of Sun and they usually trail the Sun releases by a few months. Java 5 (Tiger) is apparently going to be released with Mac OS X 10.4 (also called Tiger).
Since I'm trying to position Durham as metadata support for Eclipse RCP applications it doesn't make sense to not support the Mac, one of the three major platforms Eclipse/RCP is written to. Another reason is that people are still using Java 1.4 to make software and they may not be able to use Durham plugins because they haven't upgraded to Java 5 yet.
I can't wait to use Java 5 features but unfortunately Durham is not the right project to use them just yet.Posted at January 13, 2005 at 01:20 PM EST
Last updated January 13, 2005 at 01:20 PM EST