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From Myrna van Lunteren <m.v.lunte...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Sunsetting support for Java 5 and CDC
Date Thu, 02 May 2013 13:36:16 GMT
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On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 7:48 AM, Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com>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.
>
> 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<http://apache-database.10148.n7.nabble.com/Dropping-some-old-platforms-in-10-11-td129559.html>
>
>

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