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From "Michael Osipov (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MCOMPILER-335) Update default source/target
Date Fri, 25 May 2018 22:19:00 GMT

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Michael Osipov commented on MCOMPILER-335:
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I agree with Robert, we should drop the value altogether and rely on the default value if
the JDK. Just like source encoding.

> Update default source/target
> ----------------------------
>
>                 Key: MCOMPILER-335
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MCOMPILER-335
>             Project: Maven Compiler Plugin
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 3.7.0
>            Reporter: Fred Bricon
>            Priority: Major
>
> default source/target have been set to 1.5 in 2010 (MCOMPILER-80). I think it's about
time to update the default.
> 1.8 would be my preference, as 9 /10 would probably be a tad too ambitious.
> But, since Maven requires at least Java 1.7 to run, 1.7 is probably the safest option.



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