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From Jason van Zyl <ja...@takari.io>
Subject Re: move maven core to java 7?
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:14:57 GMT
Robert,

I think it's reasonable at this point to move to Java 1.7. I'd really prefer to use new features
and given Java 1.7 is about to be EOL'd I don't think it's very practical staying on Java
1.6.

On Mar 5, 2015, at 8:09 AM, Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com> wrote:

> We never got a final official policy.
> 
> I believe the consensus was at least:
> 
> * all Java versions currently supported by Oracle and one back on a Major
> version bump.
> 
> I think we should go with all Java versions currently supported by Oracle
> on a Minor version bump... but there was some grumbling from Chris and I
> didn't want to fracture the community at the time.
> 
> I think with Oracle being more strict it is reasonable that we start moving
> on up.
> 
> Thus if we are to have a policy I would say that every minor version
> release is supposed to work with any version line of Java that was under
> public free support by Oracle at the time of the first release in our minor
> version line.
> 
> Or in other words, 3.3.x would be JDK7 & JDK8 (it may work with JDK9 but we
> cannot know until that is released)
> 
> Moving our base JDK up will allow us to compile with JDK7 bytecode which
> will improve startup performance according to the rumours I have heard.
> 
> On 5 March 2015 at 15:53, Jason van Zyl <jason@takari.io> wrote:
> 
>> Stephen, as the keeper of long discussions we've had about JDK versions
>> what did we actually decide a while back?
>> 
>> On Mar 5, 2015, at 7:43 AM, Stephen Connolly <
>> stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> +1
>>> 
>>> On 5 March 2015 at 12:19, Igor Fedorenko <igor@ifedorenko.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> With maven core version change to 3.3.0 on master, any objections I
>>>> change compile source/target to java 7?
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Igor
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>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Jason
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Thanks,

Jason

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Jason van Zyl
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http://twitter.com/jvanzyl
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