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From Dave Brosius <dbros...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Net] When should we update net from Java 6 to 7?
Date Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:02:32 GMT
I agree with this completely, it's also why moving to git is so important.


On 01/13/2018 08:33 AM, Pascal Schumacher wrote:
> Am 13.01.2018 um 01:31 schrieb Gilles:
>> On Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:51:58 +0100, Pascal Schumacher wrote:
>>> imho we should drop support for java 6 and make every component java 7+
>>
>> Why?
>
> Imho old java versions discourage contributions. Java 7 was released 
> in 2011 8 (and Java 8 in 2014), so there is an increasing number of 
> developers who never used older versions. Why force volunteers to work 
> harder to stay Java 6 compatible when volunteering is supposed to be fun?
>
> Support for Java 6 (and even Java 7) is decreasing everywhere. E.g. 
> current maven versions (and maven plugin versions) required Java 7 
> (plugin versions supporting Java 6 often do not work on Java 9). 
> Current travis VMs do not support build on Java 6...
>
> Just my two cents.
>
> Cheers,
> Pascal
>
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