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From Frank Zhang <Frank.Zh...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] Supported Java version
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:44:24 GMT
A curious question.
Do we see any Java feature that may block compatibility between 1.6 and 1.7?
IMO, CloudStack uses common java features that should work well on JRE greater than 1.5

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Brockmeier [mailto:jzb@zonker.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:00 AM
> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Supported Java version
> 
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013, at 02:34 PM, Noa Resare wrote:
> > java 6 may be end-of-line'd by Oracle, but the OpenJDK is shipping as
> > part of the enterprise distributions and as such will be supported in
> > i.e.
> > Debian Wheezy for at least years into the future.
> 
> If the upstream project is no longer supporting OpenJDK 6, I'm wondering
> about the time it will take to address any new security issues, etc.
> 
> Just digging into this a little, I see this:
> 
> http://packages.qa.debian.org/o/openjdk-6.html
> 
> Top todo item:
> 
> "There are 122 open security issues, please fix them."
> 
> (OpenJDK 7 shows 16 open issues.)
> 
> > I'm not talking about not supporting java 7, the java ecosystem has
> > traditionally been very good at supporting code targeting
> > current_version
> > -
> > 1, but I propose we avoid using language features and quirks that
> > break java 6 compatibility.
> 
> That seems reasonable, assuming there's nothing in Java 7 we need/want.
> 
> Best,
> 
> jzb
> --
> Joe Brockmeier
> jzb@zonker.net
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