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From Eric Evans <eev...@acunu.com>
Subject Re: Java 7 support?
Date Wed, 24 Oct 2012 03:12:55 GMT
On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM, Rob Coli <rcoli@palominodb.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM, Edward Sargisson
> <edward.sargisson@globalrelay.net> wrote:
>> The Datastax documentation says that Java 7 is not recommended[1]. However,
>> Java 6 is due to EOL in Feb 2013 so what is the reasoning behind that
>> comment?
>
> I've asked this approximate question here a few times, with no
> official response. The reason I ask is that in addition to Java 7 not
> being recommended, in Java 7 OpenJDK becomes the "reference" JVM, and
> OpenJDK is also not recommended.
>
> From other channels, I have conjectured that the current advice on
> Java 7 is "it 'works' but is not as extensively tested (and definitely
> not as commonly deployed) as Java 6".

That sounds about right.  The best way to change the status quo would
be to use Java 7, report any bugs you find, and share your
experiences.

-- 
Eric Evans
Acunu | http://www.acunu.com | @acunu

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