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From Hervé BOUTEMY <herve.bout...@free.fr>
Subject Re: move maven core to java 7?
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:53:59 GMT
+1
(both for the move to java 7, Robert's concerns and Stephen justification)

another reason: the next Maven core minor version bump isn't expected before a 
while

let's use the 3.3.0 minor version choice done on Maven features be used on 
this internal JDK choice update too

Regards,

Hervé

Le jeudi 5 mars 2015 08:14:57 Jason van Zyl a écrit :
> 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
> >> 
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------
> >> Jason van Zyl
> >> Founder, Takari and Apache Maven
> >> http://twitter.com/jvanzyl
> >> http://twitter.com/takari_io
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> >> Selfish deeds are the shortest path to self destruction.
> >> 
> >> -- The Seven Samuari, Akira Kurosawa
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> Thanks,
> 
> Jason
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Jason van Zyl
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