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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [all] Java 5 vs. 6
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:07:11 GMT
On 10 February 2012 14:41, Ralph Goers <rgoers@apache.org> wrote:
> In many cases the differences between Java 5 and 6 aren't noticeable.  If the project
doesn't require anything from Java 6, why require it?  I'm sure there are quite a few places
where it is still being used despite the end of support.

AIUI, 1.5 is still supported, but you have to pay for the support.

> In short, if the project needs features found only in Java 6 then make it the minimum,
otherwise support Java 5.

+1

Since code compiled for Java 1.5 will run on Java 1.6+ why exclude
some users without good reason?

> Ralph
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Feb 10, 2012, at 5:51 AM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> [pool2] just went from Java 5 to Java 6 because Java 5 requires paid-for
>> support from Oracle.
>>
>> How does the ML feel about moving projects that are now on Java 5 to Java 6?
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Gary
>>
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