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From Cédric Champeau <cedric.champ...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: JDK version for Groovy
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:19:06 GMT
2016-07-08 9:10 GMT+02:00 Jochen Theodorou <blackdrag@gmx.org>:

>
>
> On 07.07.2016 17:25, Cédric 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.


Gradle 3.0 is JDK 7+ only. It's also the only one compatible with JDK 9.
Our `master` branch is already using Gradle 3.0, but we didn't make a call
regarding support of JDK 6 for 2.5.


>
>
> One of the
>> reasons I would consider this decision touchy is that Gradle would then
>> not be able to migrate to Gradle 3, at least until Gradle 4.0. But,
>> given the large number of plugins written in Groovy today, upgrading
>> would be a problem anyway if Groovy 3 breaks binary compatibility.
>>
>
> What do you think will be the smallest relatively realistic time frame for
> the arrival of Gradle 4? About 2 years again?
>
>
Hard to say, we're growing fast so it could be quicker, but between 1 and 2
years is reasonable.


> bye Jochen
>

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