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From Mark Miller <markrmil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Drop Java 5 support for trunk (Lucene 4.0)
Date Mon, 27 Jun 2011 18:37:42 GMT
+1

On Jun 27, 2011, at 1:38 PM, Simon Willnauer wrote:

> This issue has been discussed on various occasions and lately on
> LUCENE-3239 (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-3239)
> 
> The main reasons for this have been discussed on the issue but let me
> put them out here too:
> 
> - Lack of testing on Jenkins with Java 5
> - Java 5 end of lifetime is reached a long time ago so Java 5 is
> totally unmaintained which means for us that bugs have to either be
> hacked around, tests disabled, warnings placed, but some things simply
> cannot be fixed... we cannot actually "support" something that is no
> longer maintained: we do find JRE bugs
> (http://wiki.apache.org/lucene-java/SunJavaBugs) and its important
> that bugs actually get fixed: cannot do everything with hacks.\
> - due to Java 5 we legitimate performance hits like 20% slower grouping speed.
> 
> For reference please read through the issue mentioned above.
> 
> A lot of the committers seem to be on the same page here to drop Java
> 5 support so I am calling out an official vote.
> 
> all Lucene 3.x releases will remain with Java 5 support this vote is
> for trunk only.
> 
> 
> Here is my +1
> 
> Simon
> 
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- Mark Miller
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