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Java 7 from 6

Bartholomew Benson

Joined: Apr 06, 2013
Posts: 19
Hi guys, I was looking at Java 7 and want to try it out because it seems interesting and better on performance. But I've only ever used Java 6 to compile my current project with apache ant into a jar (the ant build file was not written by me, and I shouldn't modify it), so I was wondering if upgrading my jdk might make me unable to compile with ant with that project. In addition, are there any other problems I could experience with building and running my project?
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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You are 99.9% likely to be fine. While there are some changes, they aren't in things you are likely to stumble on. If you are really curious, you can peruse the compatibility notes.

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Bartholomew Benson

Joined: Apr 06, 2013
Posts: 19
Alright, thank you. Looks like I'll be giving Java 7 a go
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