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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OSGi testing / HTTPCLIENT-1673
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:03:11 GMT
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.

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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