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Java 6 Mustang Beta Impressions

Eric Bruno gives us his initial impressions about the latest feature-packed Java 6 Mustang beta release. I kind of agree that the list is particulary tasty and promissing. But I know that I’m not going to use it any soon. Why?

Well, it’s simple. Take our application – BlogBridge – as an example. It has a number of users even with Java 1.4 installed, we have to support them as they represent a significant segment of our user base. We don’t want to take any more maintenance load for having it run on 1.4, 1.5 and now 1.6. You might ask, what maintenance headaches? You might wonder, it all should be compatible!

Yes, it SHOULD, but unfortunately it’s NOT.

I’m not so pessimistic as I might appear from above. It’s just that I can’t taste its wonders fully yet what makes me a little bit worried.

In any case, nice release, guys!