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From Knut Anders Hatlen <knut.hat...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Sunsetting support for Java 5 and CDC
Date Thu, 02 May 2013 10:41:34 GMT

Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com> writes:

> 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

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