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From Yonik Seeley <yo...@lucidimagination.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Drop Java 5 support for trunk (Lucene 4.0)
Date Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:49:06 GMT
+1, never thought I'd see the day ;-)

-Yonik
http://www.lucidimagination.com


On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Simon Willnauer
<simon.willnauer@googlemail.com> 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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