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From "KARR, DAVID" <dk0...@att.com>
Subject RE: [POLL] Minimal JRE level as of HttpClient 4.4
Date Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:18:23 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oleg Kalnichevski [mailto:olegk@apache.org]
> Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 5:03 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.

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

1.6 may be at EOL, but the version of our principal application framework is only certified
at JDK 1.6.  We won't be fully upgraded for many months yet.
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