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From Petter Nordlander <>
Subject Re: ActiveMQ 6.0.0 required Java 8?
Date Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:15:26 GMT
I can only agree.

ActiveMQ 6.0.0, by the name, suggests that it¹s a successor to ActiveMQ,
which it¹s not as it¹s a successor to HornetQ with some elements from
ActiveMQ. Great work though, I like the initiative as such.

As long as there is no upgrade path, the name will confuse users. A lot of
people will try it out just to find that half of the features they were
used to are gone. I guess a good start would be to clarify things on the
ActiveMQ homepage.

BR Petter

Den 2015-03-19 20:40 skrev Kevin Burton <>:

>Actually, this is probably the right way to phrase it.  Maybe just on the
>HOME PAGE of AMQ 6 just have a call out.
>I think it¹s fair to work on a new broker because ActiveMQ 5 would need a
>lot of work in a lot of areas to modernize it.
>That said. It think the 5.x series should also be maintained for a while.
>So maybe just having them clearly explained that they are different
>Also, is Apollo dead and development officially moving to AMQ6 ?  if so
>perhaps the best strategy is to mark it as so.
>On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 9:26 AM, artnaseef <> wrote:
>> ActiveMQ *is* what we can only distinguish clearly right now as ActiveMQ
>> 5.x.
>> The ActiveMQ 6 name was once used for Apollo and now it's used for
>> Yes, it's confusing.
>> Personally, I will be referring to the existing ActiveMQ
>> (, and only that code base, as
>> ActiveMQ -
>> until we have a plan that somehow one replaces the other.  If you catch
>> using "AMQ 6" or "AMQ 5" outside the discussion of naming, please smack
>> in the back of the head ;-).
>> I'm sorry for your confusion.  It is a major concern that you were
>> and spent time and effort to work on HornetQ when you thought you were
>> upgrading ActiveMQ.
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