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From Jasha Joachimsthal <ja...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Upgrade to Java 8
Date Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:25:06 GMT
On 27/10/2017 10:56, Antonio Sanso wrote:
> hi Jasha,
> 
> big +1 for the  Upgrade to Java 8
> 
> regards and thanks
> 
> antonio
> 
> On Oct 27, 2017, at 10:51 AM, Jasha Joachimsthal <jasha@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Apache Oltu is currently compiled to run on Java 6. This Java version is
>> EOL since December 2015 [1]. Java 8 has been released in March 2014,
>> more than 3,5 years ago.
>>
>> We're facing an issue where we cannot change to a JSON library that has
>> a compatible license for Apache projects, because the version we need is
>> not supported in Java 6. [2]
>>
>> Are there any objections to drop support for Java 6 in Apache Oltu and
>> set the minimal JDK version to 1.8?
>>
>> [1] http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html
>> [2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OLTU-209
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jasha
>>
>>
> 

I have updated the poms to build with Java 8, but the builds fail in
Jenkins. Jenkins is configured to use Java 7. Can you fix the settings
or give me karma to fix the jobs myself?

Jasha


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