i understand and appreciate the jive developer’'s
position…it’'s always a slow crawl to move up to the
next version of the jdk.
Yep. Honestly, we like pushing the boundaries with Open Source software.
i think the people who use jive for personal use will
have no problem with 1.5…i certainly wouldn’'t. but
for those who wish to use it in a business
environment (like myself), i think 1.5 is going to
slow adoption, even though it will good for the
product long term. again, just my opinion.
I would agree if installing Messenger into an existing J2EE app-server. In that case, it can be disruptive to upgrade the app-server to a new VM and backwards compatability needs to be considered very carefully. However, I totally disagree when doing a standalone deployment. It’'s very possible to have a non-shared VM instance just for Jive Messenger – in that case the JDK version is 100% irrelevant. The Messenger install along with 1.5 becomes a “single application” that is isolated from everything else in the environment. Any IT department that has policies to the contrary simply has not thought through the issues correctly.