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From Sean Busbey <bus...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Minimum JDK in 1.6.1
Date Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:27:54 GMT
strong -1 on option 1; 1.6.0 went out with Java 6 as a minimum and we
should not change that in the major release.

+1 on option 2.


On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 5:22 PM, Mike Drob <madrob@cloudera.com> wrote:

> +1 for option 2.
>
> We promised users that they can use Java 6 for 1.6.0 and it would be very
> jarring to suddenly require 1.7.0.
>
> April 2015 is a long time away, and I'm not sure that the world will
> migrate quickly, given how long it took for Java 7 adoption.
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 4:19 PM, Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > As pointed out by Dave on ACCUMULO-2808, it looks like ACCUMULO-2808 /
> > ACCUMULO-2786 causes the monitor to require Java 7.
> >
> > Personally, I'm okay with this, but obviously this was not expected or
> > intended.
> >
> > Since we're still targeting Java 6 in our Accumulo build, the other
> > Accumulo services will still run in JRE6, and our code is still JRE6
> > compatible (even if we build with JDK7). If building with JDK7 fixed the
> > issue and produced a monitor service that ran fine in JRE6, I'd say no
> > problem: we build with JDK7, while targeting JRE6. However, I don't think
> > that will work. I think the monitor will just fail at runtime rather than
> > compile time (if somebody has time to check, I'd appreciate
> confirmation).
> >
> > So, our choices seem to be:
> >
> > 1. Make note of this requirement in the release notes for 1.6.1 and
> target
> > JRE7 in future 1.6 builds, or
> > 2. Back out the changes for ACCUMULO-2808 from 1.6.1, and redo
> > ACCUMULO-2786 with some other implementation.
> >
> > (It should be noted that Java 7 is expected to be EOL in April 2015; the
> > announcement was already made, so people should be migrating to 8
> already,
> > if possible)
> >
> > --
> > Christopher L Tubbs II
> > http://gravatar.com/ctubbsii
> >
>



-- 
Sean

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