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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: OSGi testing / HTTPCLIENT-1673
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:14:28 GMT
On Tue, 2015-08-18 at 16:03 -0400, Benson Margulies wrote:
> Oleg, why don't you revert for now, and I'll see if I can cook up a recipe;
> I think 'it's out there'. If I do, I'll start with a new patch for the core
> http component and we can percolate out from there.

Hi Benson

Sounds like a plan. Thanks for helping us with getting some test
coverage for our OSGi stuff.

Oleg


> 
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 2015-08-18 at 14:45 -0400, Benson Margulies wrote:
> > > On HTTPCLIENT-1673, I provided some OSGi testing code using pax-exam that
> > > turns out to require Java 1.7. Oleg asked me if there was a way to
> > backport
> > > to 1.6.
> > >
> > > The answer is maybe. Since my bug report was an incorrect analysis in the
> > > first place, I have an alternative suggestion. If there is active dev for
> > > 5.0, and if the baseline for 5.0 is 1.7, then I propose to relocate this
> > > patch to the trunk and, and leave 4.5.x alone. If you all are sticking to
> > > medieval java, however, I will go do the archaeology to figure out the
> > > versions that would work for 1.6.
> >
> > I simply do not know what is going to happen with the 5.x branch
> > overtime and how long it might take to get to a GA release.
> >
> > We have no choice but to stick to Java 1.6 compatibility for the 4.x
> > branch and maintain it for quite some while. We still have upstream
> > projects that expect us to do so (Gradle for instance)
> >
> > It would certainly be nice to have some test coverage of OSGi code and
> > metadata in 4.x, but I cannot expect you to take upon this rather
> > unexciting job. I'll revert the patch in 4.5.x if it is too much of a
> > trouble to make it Java 1.6 compatible.
> >
> > Oleg
> >
> >
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