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From Benedikt Ritter <brit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [compress] 2.0: require Java7?
Date Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:58:39 GMT
2014/1/25 Damjan Jovanovic <damjan@apache.org>

> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 6:06 PM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > On 2013-12-30, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> >
> >> Compress 1.x is at Java5, personally I don't think Java6 would give us
> >> any benefits.  I don't know about the other improvements in NIO2 but the
> >> java.nio.file package looks useful for compress.
> >
> > In the meantime it has been pointed out to me that Android doesn't
> > support NIO2.  I can imagine Android apps using Compress so this looks
> > like a good reason to hold back requiring Java7.
> >
> > Stefan
> >
>
> It's already possible to use most Java 7 language level features and
> compile to Android (https://github.com/yareally/Java7-on-Android). It
> would also possible to reimplement the needed classes (which is only
> SeekableByteChannel?) in nio2 using some kind of wrapper on top of
> Android's java.nio.
>
> We could still use Java 7 / nio2 and then make a plan for Android releases.
>

+1


>
> Damjan
>
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