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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] About binary compatibility
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2016 18:38:15 GMT
On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:11 AM, Jochen Wiedmann <jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com>
wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>
> Date: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 1:11 AM
> Subject: Re: [ALL] About binary compatibility
> To: Commons Developers List <dev@commons.apache.org>
>
>
> I think we should adopt Java 9’s multi-release jars [1] as standard
> practice.  While this won’t let us update our APIs without breaking
> compatibility (which may still be necessary), it will allow us to
> leverage some features in newer versions of Java without worrying
> about breaking backward compatibility.
>
> Strong disagreement. Java 9 is not even out, and I heard noone express
> any desire to *use* these beasts. In other words: We'd serve a
> non-existing demand. That can't help anyone,
> in particular not ourselves.
>

Yeah, it seems a little early to jump on that bandwagon.

I'd rather keep a mainline of development of new releases on a recent JRE
like Java 7 or 8 and let people who really want older JREs maintain
branches.

Gary

>
> Jochen
>
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>
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