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From Jochen Wiedmann <>
Subject Re: Jenkins jobs are fixed for Rat
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:08:14 GMT
Two basic considerations:

- In general, if there is no compelling reason, we shouldn't drop
support for major Java versions.
- If we do support Java 5 at runtime, we shouldn't use Java 6 to build
and test it. We might miss
  incompatibilities otherwise.
- That said, obtaining a Java 5 JDK is a non-trivial thing today. So I
wonder whether we should stick
   to 5.0 for the runtime version?

I'm not in favour of one or the other. I'd just vote that we be consistent.


On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 11:44 PM, P. Ottlinger <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 04.11.2014 um 23:14 schrieb Dennis Lundberg:
>> I've changed our Jenkins jobs for Rat, so that they now use Java 6.
>> That made our builds succeed again.
> I thought there were strong arguments for staying with Java5 and
> ensuring that RAT builds with Java5 ?!
> Are these objections gone now?
> Thanks for fixing the builds; I suspected the infrastructure to be
> instable again since my commits didn't change pom files.
> Cheers,
> Phil

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