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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: Migration to Java 8?
Date Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:46:21 GMT
Is that even possible?
On Apr 2, 2015 11:45 PM, "Marcel Offermans" <marcel.offermans@luminis.nl>
wrote:

> Hello Niclas,
>
> I like making this a two step approach. I guess I would start using Java 8
> and have its compiler produce Java 7 compatible bytecode for now and then,
> a few releases later, start leveraging Java 8.
>
> Greetings, Marcel
>
> On 2 Apr 2015 at 22:01:02, Niclas Hedhman (niclas@hedhman.org) wrote:
>
> Oracle is really aggressive in pushing the "HEAD" of us "freeloaders" who
> doesn't want to pay for the support. What they might not realize is that;
> As ASF projects are forced to higher versions, the whole enterprise world
> will have to follow suit very quickly and the revenue might not be as high
> as Oracle expects (from looking at past upgrade speeds)...
>
> Well, I like Java 8 so much, that I am all in favor of Java 8, but
> typically I would recommend;
>
> Step 1) Make it Java 8 compatible, and run the CI on both Java 7 and Java
> 8 for a while. Release artifacts in Java 7 format.
>
> Step 2) Allow ACE to use Java 8 features internally, drop Java 7 support
> totally, ship in Java 8 byte code format.
>
> Not sure what is a reasonable time period in between, but my guess 2
> releases or so would be adequate... ;-)
>
> Niclas
>
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 10:45 PM, Marcel Offermans <
> marcel.offermans@luminis.nl> wrote:
>
> > Hey all,
> >
> > As previously announced on Oracle’s roadmap, they will stop updating
> Java
> > 7 [1] as of this month. As a consequence, I think we should discuss
> moving
> > Apache ACE to Java 8. My first question is, does anybody object to that
> > (then this is the time to speak up)?
> >
> > Greetings, Marcel
> >
> >
> > [1]
> >
> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html#Java6-end-public-updates
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
> http://www.qi4j.org - New Energy for Java
>
>

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