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From Adrian Cole <adrian.f.c...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is jclouds developer-friendly for Android ?
Date Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:36:33 GMT
Let's bump this to a jira and the dev list. There's grey area here.

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCLOUDS-747

-A

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 10:20 AM, Andrew Gaul <gaul@apache.org> wrote:
> Modern Android supports modern Java language features:
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20480090/does-android-support-jdk-6-or-7
>
> 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
> http://gaul.org/

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