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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [POLL] Minimal JRE level as of HttpClient 4.4
Date Sat, 21 Sep 2013 13:04:36 GMT
On Sep 21, 2013, at 7:23, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2013-09-20 at 21:28 +0100, sebb wrote:
>> On 16 September 2013 13:02, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>>
>
> This is actually a pretty good point. I completely forgot Android was
> still at 1.6 level.

So what? We are at Google's mercy? Who knows when A will support Java
7 or 8 if ever.

Gary
>
> [X] upgrade to Java 1.6: one step at a time
>
> Oleg
>
>>> -------------------
>>> [ ] keep Java 1.5 compatibility: no good reason to upgrade.
>>> [X] upgrade to Java 1.6: one step at a time.
>>
>> This potentially allows HC to be used with Android code.
>>
>>> [ ] upgrade to Java 1.7: new features are more important.
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>>>
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