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From Martin Grotle Soukup <martin.grotle.sou...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Math] Java version
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:18:20 GMT
Hi,

My two cents in favour of java 8:

IIUC the next major release will break backwards compatibility and aims to
clean up the API. Taking a look at the release frequency of commons math
[1], it shows releases every 9-12 months (give or take). Given that the
next big release is a major one (4.0), this indicate that a release in 2016
is a more likely target than in 2015.

It might be the case that people use java 6 or 7 today, but the picture
might be a different one a year from now.

I agree with Benedikt Ritter's comment earlier in this thread: "The
java.util.function package seems like a natural fit for a mathematics
library."

Vennlig hilsen
Martin Grotle Soukup
(+47) 95 90 34 02

[1] Latest releases of commons math:
2.2: 2011-03-02
3.0: 2012-03-12
3.1: 2012-12-24
3.2: 2013-04-07
3.3: 2014-05-16
3.4: 2014-12-28



2015-01-14 2:31 GMT+01:00 Gilles <gilles@harfang.homelinux.org>:

> Raising this issue once again.
>>> Are we going to upgrade the requirement for the next major release?
>>>
>>>  [ ] Java 5
>>>  [ ] Java 6
>>>  [ ] Java 7
>>>  [ ] Java 8
>>>  [ ] Java 9
>>>
>>
> Counts up to now:
>
> Java 7      -> 2
> Java 7 or 8 -> 2
> Java 8      -> 2
>
> Any more opionions?
>
> Gilles
>
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