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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE][Lang] Update to Java 6
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:37:59 GMT
On 27 February 2012 23:08, Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 27 February 2012 21:16, Gary Gregory <ggregory@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Hello All:
>>>
>>> This VOTE is to update the platform requirement for Commons Lang trunk to
>>> Java 6 from Java 5.
>>>
>>> The reasons are:
>>>
>>> - Stop wasting time back porting code contributions from Java 6 to Java 5.
>>> - Stop fixing erroneous commits that happened to use Java 6 methods.
>>> - Stop using a dead version of Java for current development
>>
>> Is it dead for Android?
>
> http://developer.android.com/sdk/requirements.html

> you need JDK 1.6 to develop android apps (I actually do this)

The document actually says:

JDK 5 or JDK 6 (JRE alone is not sufficient)

It's not required to have JDK 6.

But this is not really relevant, because the compiler used has no
direct relation to the API supported by the Dalvik libraries.

> Btw I expect Dart apps to become the main app language in middle term.
>  And hey, lang 3.1 will still be there.
>
> Cheers
> Christian
>
>>
>>> - Use a current version of Java for current development in trunk
>>> - Attract more developers and interest.
>>>
>>> The current version of Lang is 3.1 and requires Java 5. If more Java 5-only
>>> patches are needed, they will be performed on a branch.
>>>
>>> This VOTE is open for at least 72 hours (March 1, 2012 at 16:20PM EST)
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>> Gary
>>>
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