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From "David J. Godbey (HQ-LM020)[DIGITAL MANAGEMENT INC.]" <david.j.god...@nasa.gov>
Subject RE: [POLL] Minimal JRE level as of HttpClient 4.4
Date Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:33:02 GMT
[ ] keep Java 1.5 compatibility: no good reason to upgrade.
[ ] upgrade to Java 1.6: one step at a time.
[X ] upgrade to Java 1.7: new features are more important.


-----Original Message-----
From: Oleg Kalnichevski [mailto:olegk@apache.org] 
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 8:03 AM
To: httpclient-users@hc.apache.org
Subject: [POLL] Minimal JRE level as of HttpClient 4.4

Folks,

Java 1.5 compatibility has become increasing difficult to maintain and increasing pointless
on top of that. We, as a project, have been thinking about upgrading minimal JRE level requirement
for the HttpClient 4.4 branch to something newer. While Java 1.6 might be a reasonable and
a conservative choice in terms of stability and adoption, it actually brings little in terms
of new features we could make use of in HttpClient. Besides, Java 1.6 is officially end of
life. So, we might as well consider upgrading to Java 1.7 which would give us NIO2, full support
for 'try with resources', and probably some other features.

Please let us know what you think and respond to this poll.

All users of HttpClient are encouraged to participate. Every vote will count.

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[ ] keep Java 1.5 compatibility: no good reason to upgrade.
[ ] upgrade to Java 1.6: one step at a time.
[ ] upgrade to Java 1.7: new features are more important.
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