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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [crypto] On Java 6, really?
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:47:01 GMT
Let's not forget that customers are paying Oracle to get Java 6 updates.

Gary
On Jun 7, 2016 1:24 PM, "Ralph Goers" <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:

> I really don’t think the premier & extended support dates should really
> mean much, except as an indicator of how many users of that version might
> still exist.  Basically, no new features are going to be added to Java so I
> don’t think we should be targeting new features there either. If there is a
> bug that needs to be fixed it should be possible to do it on a branch of
> the the release for that version of Java.  The web site should clearly
> indicate which versions of the component support the appropriate Java
> versions.
>
> Ralph
>
> > On Jun 7, 2016, at 12:26 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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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