Subject Re: [Firebird-Java] Poll about dropping the support for JDKs 1.3.x and 1.4.x
Author Roman Rokytskyy
> Support for 1.4 is something else. There's a LOT of corporate development
> being done on that still, and it's a long time from being declared EOL.

The "End of Service Life" for 1.4 is 30th October 2008 and the "EOL
Notification" was posted in December 2006. The Business family has EOSL
in 2018, but Sun gets money for that.

Also, dropping support does not mean that there will be no updates to
releases supporting the JDK 1.3 and 1.4 - Jaybird 2.1.x branch remains
open. There will be no new features, like upcoming support for
PreparedStatement.getGeneratedKeys() method.

The issue is really that supporting 1.3/1.4 codebases together with
5.0/6.0 ones requires a lot of efforts...