I was on vacation, so my response to this topic comes a bit late.
In my opinion it should be no problem to stop supporting 1.4.2. People who
installed 1.4.2 can also upgrade to 1.5 - should be no problem.
So, I suggest to stop supporting 1.4.2 in future versions.
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:03:39 +0200 (CEST), Bertrand FLORAT
> As I encounter more and more problems with JRE 1.4.2:
> - Some Swing differences like the need to use getContentPane() in 1.4.2
> and not 1.5 (see critical bug in 0.3.4)
> - Swingx API that we use for advances widgets requires 1.5 but I managed
> to make it work using retroweaver.
> - JDIC works bad with 1.4, but better with 1.5
> - 1.4 has some swing bugs (right clic selection on table for ie) fixed
> in 1.5
> - Some 1.5 look and feel (especially metal) are nicer in 1.5.
> - 1.5 is 30% faster.
> - We need double qualification under all OS.
> I plan to stop 1.4.2 support.
> The only problem is to know:
> - Is it a big deal for users to upgrade ? (for me obviously not but
> others ?)
> - How many people yet use 1.4.2 ?
> - Is 1.5 OK under MAC OS X ?
> Thanks to give your opinion.