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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [all] Java 5 vs. 6
Date Sat, 11 Feb 2012 02:56:00 GMT
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 6:36 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11 February 2012 02:23, James Carman <james@carmanconsulting.com> wrote:
>> I am +1 to allowing new major version releases to go to Java 6.  Heck,
>> I'm +1 to them choosing to jump straight to Java 7.  I don't think we
>> should require it or anything, though.
>
> The Commons versioning convention does not actually require a major
> version bump for JVM changes.
> But I would hope that a big jump (e.g. 1.5 to 1.7) would be only be
> done in a major version.

+1 for moving to Java 6. Java 5 is insecure and we should not be supporting it.

I don't see why we would have to wait on major versions for updates.

Hen

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