Wouter Oet wrote:I bet you got your invitation from NLJUG I also got one but the next morning I'm hopefully getting my drivers licence so I need to get a good night sleep so decide it would be better not to go.
Yes! Good luck with your driver's license exam! (I don't want to scare you, but it took me 7 times before I got it )
Typically with widely-used libraries like the ones from Apache, it has historically taken several years before switching to newer versions. It's a lot of work supporting two different versions of a code base (as of course you know very well) and if you're trying to support a code base run by people whose managers are leery of switching to a new version which was only released three years ago, the installed base is extremely heavy.
Case in point: I'm trying to get our applications upgraded to Java 6 where I work. I don't have any managers slowing my progress, so the job is mostly done. I just have to upgrade my Websphere version to complete the task, which isn't an easy thing to do, but I expect it might get done by the end of this year.