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From e...@zusammenkunft.net
Subject Re: [crypto] On Java 6, really?
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:35:44 GMT
Hello,

IBM, SAP and HP also maintain/support Java 6 runtimes for still some time. The audience get
smaller and we should not restrict developers to use/provide Java 8 features but if a component
team is happy to start a new project with Java 6, why not... (especially since there are also
Hadoop landscapes stuck with Java 6).

Gruss
Bernd

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http://bernd.eckenfels.net

-----Original Message-----
From: sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>
To: Commons Developers List <dev@commons.apache.org>
Sent: Di., 07 Juni 2016 21:27
Subject: Re: [crypto] On Java 6, really?

I have just checked Oracle support for Java 6.

The Support Life for Java 6 has been extended to Dec 2018 [1]
I think this means that there are critical systems that cannot yet be
updated to Java 7+.

This does not mean that we should ensure that all Commons code still
works on Java 6.
But it should be taken into account when evaluating the pros and cons
of requiring a later version.

[1] http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html#extended6

On 7 June 2016 at 20:02, Jochen Wiedmann <jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote on Tue., 7. Juni 2016
>>
>>> Are we really starting a new component on a dead platform like Java 6?
>
>
> You are, of course, right, that the component is more than welcome to
> use another version. OTOH, given our latest experiences: Is this
> really someting, that we should care for? IMO, let the component have,
> whatever they want.
>
> Jochen
>
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