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From Aaron Turner <>
Subject Re: State of Cassandra and Java 7
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:42:06 GMT
Does Datastax (or any other company) support Cassandra under Java 7?
Or will they tell you to downgrade when you have some problem, because
they don't support C* running on 7?

At least that would be one way of defining "officially supported".

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 2:22 AM, Sylvain Lebresne <> wrote:
> What kind of official statement do you want? As far as I can be considered
> an official voice of the project, my statement is: "various people run in
> production with Java 7 and it seems to work".
> Or to answer the initial question, the only issue related to Java 7 that I
> know of is CASSANDRA-4958, but that's osx specific (I wouldn't advise using
> osx in production anyway) and it's not directly related to Cassandra anyway
> so you can easily use the beta version of snappy-java as a workaround if you
> want to. So that non blocking issue aside, and as far as we know, Cassandra
> supports Java 7. Is it rock-solid in production? Well, only repeated use in
> production can tell, and that's not really in the hand of the project. We do
> obviously encourage people to try Java 7 as much as possible and report any
> problem they may run into, but I would have though this goes without saying.
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 4:05 AM, Rob Coli <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Drew Kutcharian <> wrote:
>> > With Java 6 begin EOL-ed soon
>> > (, what's the
>> > status of Cassandra's Java 7 support? Anyone using it in production? Any
>> > outstanding *known* issues?
>> I'd love to see an official statement from the project, due to the
>> sort of EOL issues you're referring to. Unfortunately previous
>> requests on this list for such a statement have gone unanswered.
>> The non-official response is that various people run in production
>> with Java 7 and it seems to work. :)
>> =Rob
>> --
>> =Robert Coli
>> YAHOO - rcoli.palominob
>> SKYPE - rcoli_palominodb

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