On man, 2004-01-26 at 14:08, Chris Bowditch wrote:

> Anyone who has worked in a large organisation will know: it is very 
> difficult to upgrade the OS on a server (which is a pre-requiste for 
> later JDKs on some platforms). Large companies tend to have request 
> forms/processes just to copy a single file onto large 
> servers/mainframes, let alone upgrading OS/JDKs.

AIX is one example. To get Java 1.4 on AIX you need at least AIX 5.1.
And whats worse is that it also requires a certain level of hardware
(Common Hardware Reference Platform). A lot of currently active
AIX-servers do not meet this requirement, including our development
server at work :-(

> Chris

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