Bug 35831 - log4j 1.2 does not build on JDK 1.5
Summary: log4j 1.2 does not build on JDK 1.5
Alias: None
Product: Log4j - Now in Jira
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Version: 1.2
Hardware: Other other
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: log4j-dev
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-07-22 22:08 UTC by Curt Arnold
Modified: 2005-08-18 18:18 UTC (History)
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Description Curt Arnold 2005-07-22 22:08:00 UTC
javac tasks specify the bytecode target as 1.1 but do not specify the java source language version.  The 
JDK 1.5's javac's default source version is "1.5" and it does not support creating JDK 1.1 bytecode from 
JDK 1.5 source.  If the source is specified as "1.3", then the compiler will not accept any JDK 1.4 (assert) 
or JDK 1.5 (generics) specific constructs and can generate JDK 1.1 compatible bytecode.

In addition, some of Java Management Extensions are included in JDK 1.5, but not the 
"com.sun.jdmk.comm.HtmlAdaptorServer" from the unsupported jmxtools.jar.  I've modified the 
determination of jmx-available to require the previous marker class and HtmlAdaptorServer to be 

The serialization of exceptions seemed to be slightly changed (but possibly not in an incompatible way) 
and I lower the point at which testSerializationWithException stops comparing against the witness.
Comment 1 Curt Arnold 2005-08-19 02:18:22 UTC
Added javac.source and javac.target to parameterize source and target instead of
using hardcoded values.  Set default value of both to 1.1.