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From James Carman <ja...@carmanconsulting.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Can the next version major version of a project require Java6? (i.e. drop Java 1.5)
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2011 23:32:05 GMT
+1, move to jdk6 (go to jdk7 if you want :)
On Dec 5, 2011 9:17 AM, "henrib" <henrib@apache.org> wrote:

> Sorry to bug everyone again, I'm hopelessly trying to make Commons move a
> little forward...
>
> Since a 2-person opposition never breaks the tie, a vote is in order to
> decide whether JEXL3 (aka the next major version after 2.1, see JEXL-123)
> can actually break loose of Java 1.5 compatibility. (sic)
>
> JEXL3 is intended to be a next major release of JEXL that cleans up the
> API,
> making sure the internal/public contract is crystal clear. Since it is a
> major revamp of the API, JEXL3 is intended to be used by new/active
> projects
> that will be deployed on Java6 / Java7. To avoid some development cost,
> I've
> "blatantly" crossed another rule without much thinking by requiring Java6
> for JEXL3 (instead of Java5 which is EOL).
>
> Since JEXL2.1 - aka the next imminent version of jexl2 - already targets
> Java 1.5, I did not think it would start yet another fight with the release
> police. Was I wrong... "Why can't you supporting a EOL-ed platform for a
> new
> version of the project?". (Because it's not a freebie for me but no
> matter).
>
> So, here we are again for some bickering and vote:
> [+1] Yes, you may release the next major release of JEXL3 with a Java6
> requirement
> [-1] No, this is an important case/issue/matter/rule that we continue
> supporting Java 1.5
> [0]  Don't care
>
> Many thanks to those who will vote for their time and patience;
> Henrib
>
> PS: Is there a process to formally move a project from Commons to elsewhere
> within Apache?
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