Bug 35831

Summary: log4j 1.2 does not build on JDK 1.5
Product: Log4j Reporter: Curt Arnold <carnold>
Component: OtherAssignee: log4j-dev <log4j-dev>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED    
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: 1.2   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: Other   
OS: other   

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 
available.

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.