This morning I switched our development environment to use the 1.5 runtime libraries. We’ve been deploying on 1.5 JREs for the last 12 months, so all we need to do to complete the switch to JDK 1.5 is to throw away the 1.4 compiler.
The thing is, I’m not sure when would be the right time to move. It will have to happen sometime, as we expect the app to be actively maintained for at least another five years. I did dip my toe in the water at the beginning of the year, but would like hear some real-life stories from developers who have done a complete conversion.
So, does anybody out there have JDK 1.5 stories?