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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [collections] Issues with Collections 3.x and Java8
Date Sun, 09 Nov 2014 13:21:11 GMT
On 9 November 2014 12:58, Thomas Neidhart <thomas.neidhart@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/09/2014 01:41 PM, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>> Hi all
>>
>> Gump builds commons-collection's 3.x branch since it is a dependency of
>> Forrest and the XML Graphics projects that still enjoy using Gump.
>>
>> After we've switched to using Java8 we found Collections 3.x cannot be
>> built on Java8 because of some addition to the Map interface.
>>
>> default boolean remove(Object key,
>>                        Object value)
>>
>> see
>> http://vmgump.apache.org/gump/public/commons-collections-3.x/commons-collections/gump_work/build_commons-collections-3.x_commons-collections.html
>>
>> I assume this is something that is never going to get fixed as the 4.x
>> branch is the way to go, but before I remove collections 3.x from the
>> Gump build I wanted to double check.
>
> yes, this was one of the things we had to change for 4.x.
>
> To my knowledge there is no possible work-around or fix for the 3.x
> branch and projects using java 8 will have to switch to collections 4.x.
>
> I guess it is safe to remove collections 3.x from the gump build as any
> development activity has ceased for a long time now.

+1

We can still use Jenkins or Continuum for building 3.x if there is
further activity.

> Thomas
>
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