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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE][Lang] Update to Java 6
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:08:34 GMT
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)

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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