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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Can the next version major version of a project require Java6? (i.e. drop Java 1.5)
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2011 18:33:14 GMT
On 5 December 2011 18:30, ralph.goers @dslextreme.com
<ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> FWIW, I have been planning on starting work on vfs3 when I finish up with
> some other stuff. VFS3 will require Java 7 as Java 7 provides virtual file
> support, so vfs3 will be slimmed down to just provide implementations.

That's again a bit different.

VFS3 will effectively then be a different component, addressing a
completely different user base.

> Ralph
>
> On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 9:51 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 5 December 2011 16:46, henrib <henrib@apache.org> wrote:
>> > You summed it up pretty well;
>> > Can we participate in moving forward  - Java6 is not really the bleeding
>> > edge... - or are we bound to remain on obsolete platforms with Commons ?
>>
>> That is not a question I can answer, because it's not a simple
>> dichotomy (if that's the correct word).
>>
>> It's not my view that all Commons components have to remain on 1.5
>> until no-one else is using that release.
>> Nor is it my view that all Commons components should immediately be
>> able to switch to 1.6.
>>
>> My view is that while there is still a need for software to be able to
>> run on Java 1.5, we should not insist on requiring a minimum of
>> 1.6.*unless* there is good technical reason for doing so.
>>
>> I've yet to see that argument put forward; nor has anyone produced
>> evidence that Java 1.5 is not still being used in production across
>> the user base.
>>
>> >
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