Copile JDK1.4.2_10 & run with JDk1.3

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We used the JDK1.4.2_10 when we build our product. But when we move to production by mistake the JAVA_HOME was pointed to JDK1.3. We application contains Servlets, EJBs etc.

is there any possibility to get the issues?


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suggest either shifting production to 1.4.2
or shifting development to 1.3

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you can also use -target 1.3 compile option to produce 1.3 compatible class files but you could still have incompaibilities.
Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
Is it possible to change the JAVA_HOME in production? If not, you can compile on 1.4 with the -target 1.3 option to compile it to 1.3 version but that would also involve changing the deployed JARs, so at some or the other point the production system has to be brought down for a moment. The easier option is to bring it down for a smaller time, change the JAVA_HOME and then restart the application.
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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
>> is there any possibility to get the issues?

If you have used any methods/ classes which were introduced in 1.4, then yes. Otherwise it should be ok.
You most likely will end up getting an UnsupportedClassVersionError at runtime.
Also, some of the API used in 1.4 might not be available in 1.3. So, you might
have serious problems.

Siva Prasanna KumarPrincipal Solutions ArchitectCommented:
i think if you are not using any java 1.4 Api you may not have any problem but even if you have any serialized components you may get serialization mismatch error.
and about the web side if you have used j2ee 1.3 with jdk 1.4 and now shifting only the jdk from jdk 1.4 to jdk1.3. no much diffrence may be seen as J@EE is the same yet.
>by mistake the JAVA_HOME was pointed to JDK1.3
Correct this wrong pointing.
If you use Unix/Linux/Aix you can create a virtual directory pointing correctly.
Bye, Giant.
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