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From Katherine Marsden <kmarsdende...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Sunsetting support for Java 5 and CDC
Date Thu, 02 May 2013 17:53:20 GMT
On 4/30/2013 7:48 AM, Rick Hillegas wrote:
> Please vote on the following proposed policy for supported platforms. 
> The polls close at 5:00 pm San Francisco time on Friday May 3.
>
+1

> A) The 10.11 release will support Java 8, 7, and 6. The development 
> trunk will no longer support Java 5 and CDC.
>
> B) We expect that maintenance releases on a branch will continue to 
> support the same Java versions as the initial feature release cut from 
> that branch. We will document this on the wiki.
>
> C) Developers will need to keep in mind the porting implications of 
> using modern JVM features in code which may need to be reworked to run 
> on older JVMs. Some explanation will be helpful when exploiting a 
> modern language feature for the first time.
>
> Adopting this policy would result in the following changes to the 
> 10.11 trunk:
>
> I) Removing build support for Java 5 and CDC.
>
> II) Purging user doc references to Java 5, CDC, and the JDBC 4 
> DataSources.
>
> III) Removing the JDBC 4 version of the public api from the published 
> javadoc. The recently introduced CP2 DataSources would need to migrate 
> to the JDBC 3 version of the published javadoc. The JDBC 4 versions of 
> the DataSources would still exist, but they would be vacuous 
> extensions of their JDBC 3 counterparts.
>
> D) We do not anticipate that this policy will require any changes to 
> user code.
>
> Further discussion of this proposal can be found on the following 
> email thread: 
> http://apache-database.10148.n7.nabble.com/Dropping-some-old-platforms-in-10-11-td129559.html
>
>


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