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Change CreateWSRuntime to accept an SDK ID instead of a Java version
The CreateWSRuntime task supports an attribute, "javaVersion", which can contain either the value "6.0" or "7.0" for WAS 8.5.
However, recently, IBM released JDK 1.7.1. There is no way, using CreateWSRuntime, to add a WAs 8.5 runtime that uses JDK 1.7.1.
This exposed a design flaw in CreateWSRuntime. In my mind, the approach of specifying a "javaVersion" doesn't "scale" well for forward compatibility. It would be much better if, instead of specifying a java version, the developer could specify the WAS SDK ID ("1.7", "1.6", "1.7_64" etc), when the SDK ID is one of the values currently listed as part as the "managesdk -listAvailable" command.
Alternatively, in order to not break existing clients, you could add an attribute called "sdkId" that the user can use in lieu of "javaVersion".
That would ensure that the CreateWSRuntime task supports any SDK in the future. No need to edit CreateWSRuntime every time IBM adds a new JDK.
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