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From Andrey Pokhilko <a...@ya.ru>
Subject Re: Drop Java 6 support for the next release?
Date Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:34:47 GMT
+1 to drop support for Java 6

Since there is already Java 8 released and even Java 9 is on the horizon
I expect for Java 7 to be stable enough and wide-spread.

Andrey Pokhilko

On 11/15/2014 10:00 PM, sebb wrote:
> On 15 November 2014 18:27, Milamber <milamber@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I would open the discussion to remove the Java 6 support (End Of Life:
>> Feb 2013) to JMeter for next release (in 2015 I think).
>>
>> I think, now, the Java 7 (or 8) is widespread on computer.
>>
>> For history:
>> JMeter 2.9 (2013-01-28) drop the Java 1.5 support (EOL Oct 2009)
>> JMeter 2.4 (2010-07-12) drop the Java 1.4 support (EOL Oct 2008)
>>
>> Note : Java 7 EOL is April 2015
>>
>>
>> Have you some special objections to remove the Java 6 support to JMeter?
>>
> JMeter is an a stand-alone application, and so other Java code is not
> generally dependent on it.
>
> This means we have more freedom when deciding the minimum Java version.
> If necessary, JMeter can be installed on a separate system with a more
> recent version of Java.
>
> I think the main constraint is whether or not the Java version is
> readily available and stable on a wide variety of platforms.
>
> Having said that, unless a newer version of Java offers significant
> benefits, there is no point in forcing (some) users to upgrade Java.
>
> So: what are the features of Java 7 and/or 8 that would improve JMeter?
>
>> Milamber
>>
>>
>> [ Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap]
>> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html
>>


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