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From Gintautas Grigelionis <g.grigelio...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: jmod and jlink support
Date Sun, 02 Dec 2018 08:35:38 GMT
On Fri, 30 Nov 2018 at 19:25, Craig Pell <asf@erasurewars.net> wrote:

> Or am I misunderstanding the goal?  Are you suggesting that future
> versions of Ant should just be built with Java 9 (or later)?  If so,
> that would suggest that the "needs.jdk9+" selector is not needed, right?
>

I believe the goal is to compile Java 9+ classes when JRE 9+ is available,
and thus avoid branching.
So the selector only works when JRE 8 is used, which is the current
baseline, but custom versions of Ant can be built.
See
https://builds.apache.org/view/A/view/Ant/job/Ant-Build-Matrix-master-Linux/

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