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From Andrew Gaul <g...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Is jclouds developer-friendly for Android ?
Date Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:20:24 GMT
Modern Android supports modern Java language features:


If someone in the community contributes well-scoped patches to allow
jclouds 1.8.x to work better on older Android we can merge those but
otherwise jclouds 2.0 should remain Java 7-only for its
previously-discussed benefits.

On Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:57:19AM -0700, Adrian Cole wrote:
> Actually, it seems the 2.0 branch has started to use java 7 constructs
> internally, which will make jclouds definitely incompatible with android.
> For example, it is ok for code to expose alternate paths that use java 7 or
> even 8 (ex how okio still works is that these methods are not called in
> android and therefore ignored).  However, core shared code can't and still
> remain android compatible.
> Copying in developer list just so folks know the impact of using trt with
> resources :) If we switch to a manner in which java 7 or 8 is optional (no
> pun intended), android still has a chance.
> -A

Andrew Gaul

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