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From Jochen Theodorou <>
Subject Re: JDK version for Groovy
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:43:59 GMT

On 08.07.2016 09:10, Jochen Theodorou wrote:
> On 07.07.2016 17:25, C├ędric Champeau wrote:
>> Gradle 3.0 will require JDK 7. Gradle 2.x can run on JDK 6. I'm not a
>> big fan of "backporting". To me it's easier to complete 2.5 with JDK 7
>> now, then switch master to 3.0 and upgrade to JDK 8 there.
> Gradle 3 is the only reason to even make the switch from JDK6 to JDK8. I
> imagine if we would not want to use Gradle3 we would still switch to
> JDK8 or newer in Groovy 3, but stay with JDK6 otherwise.

actually maybe there has been a misunderstanding.. if we want to use 
JDK7 to build but still target JDK6 as target bytecode level I am for it 

The Groovy 3 story would be different though. Here we would produce JDK8 
bytecode and use JDK8 source code features

bye Jochen

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