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From Josh Elser <josh.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Java 8 support (was Fwd: [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-4177) TinyLFU-based BlockCache)
Date Mon, 02 May 2016 18:30:02 GMT
Sean Busbey wrote:
> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 8:55 AM, Josh Elser<josh.elser@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> >  Thanks for the input, Sean.
>> >
>> >  Playing devil's advocate: we didn't have a major version bump when we
>> >  dropped JDK6 support (in Accumulo-1.7.0). Oracle has EOL'ed java 7 back in
>> >  April  2015. Was the 6->7 upgrade different than a 7->8 upgrade?
>> >
>
> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 10:31 AM, Keith Turner<keith@deenlo.com>  wrote:
>> >  On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 1:54 AM, Sean Busbey<busbey@cloudera.com>  wrote:
>> >
>>> >>  If we drop jdk7 support, I would strongly prefer a major version bump.
>>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >  Whats the rationale for binding a bump to Accumulo 2.0 with a bump in the
>> >  JDK version?
>> >
>
> The decision to drop JDK6 support happened in latemarch  / earlyApril
> 2014[1], long before any of our discussions or decisions on semver.
> AFAICT it didn't get discussed again, presumably because by the time
> we got to 1.7.0 RCs it was too far in the past.

Thanks for the correction, Sean. I hadn't dug around closely enough.

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