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From Nicholas Chammas <nicholas.cham...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [discuss] ending support for Java 6?
Date Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:48:02 GMT
(On that note, I think Python 2.6 should be next on the chopping block
sometime later this year, but that’s for another thread.)

(To continue the parenthetical, Python 2.6 was in fact EOL-ed in October of
2013. <https://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.9/>)
​

On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 3:18 PM Nicholas Chammas <nicholas.chammas@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I understand the concern about cutting out users who still use Java 6, and
> I don't have numbers about how many people are still using Java 6.
>
> But I want to say at a high level that I support deprecating older
> versions of stuff to reduce our maintenance burden and let us use more
> modern patterns in our code.
>
> Maintenance always costs way more than initial development over the
> lifetime of a project, and for that reason "anti-support" is just as
> important as support.
>
> (On that note, I think Python 2.6 should be next on the chopping block
> sometime later this year, but that's for another thread.)
>
> Nick
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 3:03 PM Reynold Xin <rxin@databricks.com> wrote:
>
>> This has been discussed a few times in the past, but now Oracle has ended
>> support for Java 6 for over a year, I wonder if we should just drop Java 6
>> support.
>>
>> There is one outstanding issue Tom has brought to my attention: PySpark on
>> YARN doesn't work well with Java 7/8, but we have an outstanding pull
>> request to fix that.
>>
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SPARK-6869
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SPARK-1920
>>
>

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