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Why does BACNet4J require Java 1.5 or better ?


  • Hello,

    The overview description of the BACNet4J project indicates that this requires Java 1.5 or better: I was wondering if you could detail which features of 1.5 in particular BACNet4J relies on.

    Also if we were interested in porting this to Java 1.4, would you estimate this to be a large amount of work (if at all doable) ?

    Thank you in advance for your answers !


  • Generics is the biggie. And enums. Also, it uses the seroUtils library which itself needs 1.5, but i don't recall that it uses a lot of features, so separation may be easy. I'd say you might prepare yourself for several days worth of work.

    And, of course, if you get it done, it would be lovely if you submitted your product back to the project.


  • Thank you for the quick reply and the info. Indeed if the organization I belong to did decide to work on a Java 1.4 port, we would hopefully be able to contribute this back to the community.
    Thank you again !