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From "ralph.goers" <>
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 17:44:49 GMT
+1 to the proposal.

As for moving out of commons I would expect that it would require a vote of
the Commons PMC with approval from the board. I don't know why it would
need to go through the incubator since it would have already performed
releases here, its IP would already be cleared and presumably we would only
make the proposal if it already had a community of its own.


On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 6:17 AM, 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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