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From "Matt Nelson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MNG-6399) Lift JDK minimum to JDK 8
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:18:00 GMT

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Matt Nelson commented on MNG-6399:
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I would like to consider a JDK uplift from the larger maven ecosystem perspective, specifically
for plugin developers. I think a barrier for contributions is going emerge by requiring
the lowest common denominator compile targets.

Java 8 introduced quite a few language features that can simplify plugin development(lambdas
and streams). I just attempted to introduce a new feature on a plugin that took quite a few
more lines and time to implement where a parallel stream would've reduced it to a handful
of lines in a few minutes.

> Lift JDK minimum to JDK 8
> -------------------------
>
>                 Key: MNG-6399
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MNG-6399
>             Project: Maven
>          Issue Type: Task
>    Affects Versions: 3.6.0
>            Reporter: Karl Heinz Marbaise
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 3.6.x-candidate
>
>
> I would like to lift the minimum of Maven Core to JDK 8 (I think it's time)..



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