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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [IO] Update to Java 8 [WAS Re: regarding IO-597]
Date Sat, 12 Jan 2019 22:36:49 GMT
On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 at 15:42, John Patrick <nhoj.patrick@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Personally as a consumer/user I wouldn't expect a minor update to bump
> the min java version required, I would expect a major version number
> bump.
>
> Also I think all commons projects should be bumped to Java 8 asap, as
> those on java 5, 6 or 7 are probably happy with the current versions
> and would only be upgrading for bug fixes and security reasons.

However, if a commons component updates to Java 8 and then needs a bug
fix, all those on Java 7 or below who need the bug fix will be forced
to update Java as well as updating the commons component.
Is that such a good idea?

> Java 8 was released nearly 5 years ago, Java 7 was released 8 years
> ago, people complained about Java being slow, now Java has become
> rapid it seams the frameworks need to speed up.

Huh?

If people upgrade to the latest (faster) version of Java, they can
still use Commons components that have an earlier minimum version.

So I don't see how changing the minimum version of Java for a Commons
component helps here.

> Just my view after coding Java for 20 years.
>
> John
>
>
>
> On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 at 13:43, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I am OK with updating Commons IO to Java 8 for release 2.7.
> >
> > Others?
> >
> > Gary
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 6:54 AM Arvind Venugopal <arvind.compengr@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > This is regarding the JIRA issue IO-597. I am not sure if this has to be
> > > taken up because the fix for this bug would need Java 8 which would be
> > > breaking all existing code(using Java 7 or earlier) which uses this
> > > library.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Arvind
> > >
>
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