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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Java 6 vs. 7
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:19:43 GMT
I created https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-6721 to track this
task.

Gary


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:50 PM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>
wrote:

> There are several aspects. In the language,  I like try with with
> resources, type inference,  and multi - catch clauses.
>
> I am in a special situation in that I am working on a custom derby build
> for a special use case. Using one level of jdbc and java makes the whole
> task easier to develop,  build and in general deal with.
>
> Gary
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Myrna van Lunteren
> Date:08/28/2014 14:31 (GMT-05:00)
> To: derbydev
> Subject: Re: Java 6 vs. 7
>
> Hi,
>
> I looked but cannot find any official EOS statements or dates for Java 6
> from IBM.
>
> I found that Java 5 by IBM had a EOS(or perhaps EOL?) in 2009 - just like
> Oracle did; which does not imply a commitment regarding Java 6, however.
>
> Either way, I think it's fair to deprecate Java 6 in a future feature
> release - I like Rick's proposal.
>
> Was there some specific functionality that is of concern/interest here?
>
> Myrna
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On 8/27/14 5:32 PM, Gary Gregory wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> Now that DERBY-6213 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-6213>
>>> is in the books, is there any interest here in deprecating Java 6 in favor
>>> of Java 7?
>>>
>>> Gary
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>> Thanks for raising this issue, Gary. Oracle stopped creating public
>> releases of Java 6 last year: http://www.oracle.com/
>> technetwork/java/eol-135779.html. However, Oracle continues to provide
>> new releases of Java 6 for customers who buy support contracts. I can't
>> find any information on IBM's commitment to Java 6. Maybe one of the IBM
>> engineers can comment.
>>
>> In the interests of reducing code/testing complexity, I'd be happy to
>> deprecate support for Java 6. When we deprecate a platform, we generally
>> produce one last feature release for it. It is that last release which
>> announces the deprecation. If we followed that convention, then next year's
>> 10.12 release would still support Java 6. The first release to drop Java 6
>> support would be 10.13, due out in 2016 if we keep to our usual release
>> cadence.
>>
>> What do other people think?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -Rick
>>
>
>


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