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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Java 8
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:37:19 GMT
Err, I am not a big fan of making this change after two rc's and all of 
the testing I've been babysitting this week.

I have no problem with you spinning a 2.0 which is 99% similar to 1.8 
with whatever else you'd like to do (in fact, I'd encourage anyone to 
step up and drive 2.0 to release).

Sean Busbey wrote:
> Why don't we just make the 1.8 branch 2.0 then? I really don't want to
> drop support for JDKs on non-major releases; it's super disruptive.
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 4:01 PM, Christopher<>  wrote:
>> I know we've talked about this before, but I kind of want to just use Java
>> 8 for Accumulo 1.8. It'd help clean up some things in the build (can make
>> use of newer versions of build plugins, and make it easier for new
>> development against the latest release).
>> I just don't know how reasonable it is to keep making new, non-bugfix
>> releases on EOL JDKs (even though I may have previously argued that it'd be
>> safer to just wait until a major version bump).

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