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Java 7 from 6

 
Bartholomew Benson
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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?
 
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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.
 
Bartholomew Benson
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Alright, thank you. Looks like I'll be giving Java 7 a go
 
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