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From Simone Tripodi <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Can the next version major version of a project require Java6? (i.e. drop Java 1.5)
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:06:01 GMT
Salut Henri,

if you need the Java6 APIs to provide a fresh new set of APIs to JEXL
users, I would be +1.
We recently accepted Java6 in Apache Cocoon since Oracle announced
Java 5 SE EOL (End Of Life) since 2009.

Anyway I would to point you to a message in the ASF Tika ML[1] where
describing the pros and cons about moving to Java6 - I wonder how many
users would still require Java4/5 to run JEXL.

Break a leg, all the best,


On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 3:17 PM, henrib <> wrote:
> Sorry to bug everyone again, I'm hopelessly trying to make Commons move a
> little forward...
> Since a 2-person opposition never breaks the tie, a vote is in order to
> decide whether JEXL3 (aka the next major version after 2.1, see JEXL-123)
> can actually break loose of Java 1.5 compatibility. (sic)
> JEXL3 is intended to be a next major release of JEXL that cleans up the API,
> making sure the internal/public contract is crystal clear. Since it is a
> major revamp of the API, JEXL3 is intended to be used by new/active projects
> that will be deployed on Java6 / Java7. To avoid some development cost, I've
> "blatantly" crossed another rule without much thinking by requiring Java6
> for JEXL3 (instead of Java5 which is EOL).
> Since JEXL2.1 - aka the next imminent version of jexl2 - already targets
> Java 1.5, I did not think it would start yet another fight with the release
> police. Was I wrong... "Why can't you supporting a EOL-ed platform for a new
> version of the project?". (Because it's not a freebie for me but no matter).
> So, here we are again for some bickering and vote:
> [+1] Yes, you may release the next major release of JEXL3 with a Java6
> requirement
> [-1] No, this is an important case/issue/matter/rule that we continue
> supporting Java 1.5
> [0]  Don't care
> Many thanks to those who will vote for their time and patience;
> Henrib
> PS: Is there a process to formally move a project from Commons to elsewhere
> within Apache?
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