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From Noah Levitt <nlev...@archive.org>
Subject Re: [POLL] Minimal JRE level as of HttpClient 4.4
Date Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:36:03 GMT
The timeline for 4.4 might have some bearing on this. Do we have an
idea approximately when to expect 4.4 final?

Noah

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 5:02 AM, 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.
>
> -------------------
> [ ] 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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