kafka-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Ismael Juma (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (KAFKA-4423) Drop support for Java 7
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2017 01:15:51 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-4423?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel
]

Ismael Juma updated KAFKA-4423:
-------------------------------
    Description: 
Java 7 was released in July 2011, it hasn't received public updates since April 2015, Java
8 was released in March 2014 and Java 9 is scheduled to be released in July 2017.

The last public release of JDK 7 by Oracle contains a large number of known security vulnerabilities
and Java 8 introduces a number of
compelling features and we will soon have to support Java 9 so it would be good to drop support
for Java 7 in 2017. The actual timing would depend on when we release the next major release
of Kafka.

More details can be found in the KIP:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/KIP-118%3A+Drop+Support+for+Java+7+in+Kafka+0.11

  was:
Java 7 was released in July 2011, it hasn't received public updates since April 2015, Java
8 was released in March 2014 and Java 9 is scheduled to be released in July 2017.

The last public release of JDK 7 by Oracle contains a large number of known security vulnerabilities
and Java 8 introduces a number of
compelling features and we will soon have to support Java 9 so it would be good to drop support
for Java 7 in 2017. The actual timing would depend on when we release the next major release
of Kafka.

More details on pros and cons are captured in the following discussion thread in the mailing
list:

http://search-hadoop.com/m/Kafka/uyzND1oIhV61GS5Sf2

Before we can do this, we need to discuss and vote on a concrete proposal in the mailing list.


> Drop support for Java 7
> -----------------------
>
>                 Key: KAFKA-4423
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-4423
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Ismael Juma
>            Assignee: Ismael Juma
>              Labels: kip
>             Fix For: 0.11.0.0
>
>
> Java 7 was released in July 2011, it hasn't received public updates since April 2015,
Java 8 was released in March 2014 and Java 9 is scheduled to be released in July 2017.
> The last public release of JDK 7 by Oracle contains a large number of known security
vulnerabilities and Java 8 introduces a number of
> compelling features and we will soon have to support Java 9 so it would be good to drop
support for Java 7 in 2017. The actual timing would depend on when we release the next major
release of Kafka.
> More details can be found in the KIP:
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/KIP-118%3A+Drop+Support+for+Java+7+in+Kafka+0.11



--
This message was sent by Atlassian JIRA
(v6.3.15#6346)

Mime
View raw message