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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Compiler targets and Java 9
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:16:10 GMT
On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 2:56 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>
wrote:

>
> > On Jun 5, 2017, at 1:35 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 5 June 2017 at 21:06, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com
> <mailto:ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>> wrote:
> >> OK. Who cares if their last release was Java 1.5? They will never
> release another version that supports it.
> >
> > Not sure who you mean by 'they' here.
>
> They is any component whose latest release is on Java 1.5.
>
> >
> > This thread is about Commons components whose latest release is 1.5 or
> > earlier, and what to do about it now that Java 9+ no longer supports
> > 1.5 as a compiler option.
>
> The answer is clear. There is no problem using a component compiled for
> Java 5, so this discussion is only about performing new releases of things.
> Any component that has a latest release based on Java 5 will continue to
> lay dormant until someone wants to do a new release of it. If and when that
> happens the next release will use Java 6 or hopefully, Java 7 (since Java 6
> has already reached end-of-life as well but has about another year before
> full end of support). There is no point in doing security fixes for
> anything based on Java 5 (or 6 in my opinion).
>
> This discussion about Java 9 is just a red herring as it is forcing you to
> have a discussion you really shouldn’t need to have. This upgrade should
> have been forced eons ago.
>

+1

Gary


>
> Ralph
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