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From Myrna van Lunteren <m.v.lunte...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Sunsetting support for Java 6
Date Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:22:18 GMT
+1


On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 6:32 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 Monday September 15.
>
> A) The 10.12 release notes will tell users that 10.12 is the last release
> which supports Java 6.
>
> B) The 10.13 release will support Java 9, 8, and 7 as well as Java 8
> compact profile 2. After releasing 10.12, the development trunk will no
> longer support Java 6.
>
> C) 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.
>
> D) 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 10.13
> trunk:
>
> I) Removing build support for Java 6.
>
> II) Purging user doc references to Java 6.
>
> 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/Java-6-vs-7-
> td141757.html
>
>

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