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From Bowen Li <bowen...@offerupnow.com>
Subject Re: [POLL] Who still uses Java 7 with Flink ?
Date Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:00:16 GMT
There's always a tradeoff we need to make. I'm in favor of upgrading to
Java 8 to bring in all new Java features.

The common way I've seen (and I agree) other software upgrading major
things like this is 1) upgrade for next big release without backward
compatibility and notify everyone 2) maintain and patch current, old-tech
compatible version at a reasonably limited scope. Building backward
compatibility is too much for an open sourced project



On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 7:10 AM, Robert Metzger <rmetzger@apache.org> wrote:

> I've put it also on our Twitter account:
> https://twitter.com/ApacheFlink/status/842015062667755521
>
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 2:19 PM, Martin Neumann <martin.neumann@ri.se>
> wrote:
>
> > I think this easier done in a straw poll than in an email conversation.
> > I created one at: http://www.strawpoll.me/12535073
> > (Note that you have multiple choices.)
> >
> >
> > Though I prefer Java 8 most of the time I have to work on Java 7. A lot
> of
> > the infrastructure I work on still runs Java 7, one of the companies I
> > build a prototype for a while back just updated to Java 7 2 years ago. I
> > doubt we can ditch Java 7 support any time soon if we want to make it
> easy
> > for companies to use Flink.
> >
> > cheers Martin
> >
> > //PS sorry if this gets sent twice, we just migrated to a new mail system
> > and a lot of things are broken
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Stephan Ewen <sewen@apache.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:30:24 PM
> > To: user@flink.apache.org; dev@flink.apache.org
> > Subject: [POLL] Who still uses Java 7 with Flink ?
> >
> > Hi all!
> >
> > I would like to get a feeling how much Java 7 is still being used among
> > Flink users.
> >
> > At some point, it would be great to drop Java 7 support and make use of
> > Java 8's new features, but first we would need to get a feeling how much
> > Java 7 is still used.
> >
> > Would be happy if users on Java 7 respond here, or even users that have
> > some insights into how widespread they think Java 7 still is.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Stephan
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>

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