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From Marcel Offermans <marcel.offerm...@luminis.nl>
Subject Re: Migration to Java 8?
Date Thu, 02 Apr 2015 21:41:56 GMT
javac -target 1.7

http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/tools/unix/javac.html

That should do the job.

Greetings, Marcel

On 2 Apr 2015 at 22:51:01, Niclas Hedhman (niclas@hedhman.org) wrote:

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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