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From "P. Ottlinger" <pottlin...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (RAT-220) JDK version 1.6
Date Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:43:39 GMT
Hi,

Am 11.09.2016 um 23:03 schrieb Karl Heinz Marbaise:
> So that was my suggestion to increase the minimum JDK versions which is
> needed to run/build RAT/Tentacles/Whiskers to JDK 6...make at least one
> release and move forward to JDK 7 make another release and move forward
> to JDK 8...This means you have always a base release on which you can
> make bug fix (or if really needed backports) releases for the
> appropriate JDK requirements...

+1 for that strategy and retirement of JDK5.

> Not to talk about JDK 9 next year (which is not very far in the future)...
> 
> Apart from that Tentacles as well as Whiskers need releases at all...
> cause I can't see any release on Maven Central of them...
> 
> Tentacles shows 0.1-SNAPSHOT ? (if the bottom line is related 2012?) ?
> Whiskers shows 0.1-SNAPSHOT (last updated 2013 ?)
> 
> For RAT that 0.12 has been released about three months ago,  but before
> that it has taken 2 years for a release ? I think this is the problem
> not the users...

To my mind the problem is much more general:
tentacles and whisker were developed mainly by the former project lead
(sorry if that's not the correct wording).

After he left the code base was left as-is ... I'm unaware of any real
users of the SNAPSHOTs which resulted in the current state of the
subprojects.

RAT was mainly in bugfix-mode since other ASF projects requested newer
features or created bug tickets in Jira. Therefore I was quite happy to
have the gradle plugin contributed.

The project lacks active developers and an overall strategy on what to
do and how to reach it -

why don't we develop a strategy how to reach 1.0.0 for RAT?

I'd love to see it with a current JDK and a gradle plugin integrated.

@karlheinz: thanks for your input and fresh ideas!

Phil


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