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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Set minimum JDK version to 1.5 for Cocoon 2.1
Date Sat, 08 Oct 2016 04:43:06 GMT
I agree. It should also enable better participation at both Cocoon
and at Apache Forrest. There were also many supporting products
that could then be updated. Lets go to 8.

-David

Insight 49 wrote:
> +1, and I strongly agree with Alfred.
> 
> Cocoon 2.1 is a good stable platform, but doesn't encourage new
> participation, partly I suspect, because many people and businesses
> run Java 8 or 7 (as you know, you get all kinds of build errors when
> trying to build cocoon using those Java versions).
> 
> If we can upgrade the code, classes and supporting jars, I'd recommend
> Java version 7 or 8.
> 
> As an example, the very successful Apache Solr search uses Java 8!
> 
> "You will need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.8 or higher."
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/solr/Installing+Solr
> 
> Dan
> 
> 
> On 10/7/16, Nathaniel, Alfred <Alfred.Nathaniel@six-group.com> wrote:
> > +1 but I would go straight to 6, 7, or even 8.
> > Past experience is that it is a real nuisance trying to support an ancient
> > JDK no developer is actually using anymore.
> >
> > Cheers, Alfred.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Francesco Chicchiriccò [mailto:ilgrosso@apache.org]
> > Sent: Freitag, 7. Oktober 2016 11:46
> > To: dev@cocoon.apache.org
> > Subject: [DISCUSS] Set minimum JDK version to 1.5 for Cocoon 2.1
> >
> > Hi all,
> > as recently noticed during the (unfortunately rejected) patch for
> > COCOON-2354 [1], it might make sense to upgrade the current minimum JDK
> > requirement for Cocoon 2.1 from 1.4 to 1.5, mainly to ease some upgrades
> > and help Cocoon 2.1 living in the modern world.
> >
> > Besides 3rd part library updates, some work could be needed to upgrade
> > our Java code, so help would be appreciated.
> 

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