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From Jochen Wiedmann <>
Subject Re: Compiler targets and Java 9
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:17:24 GMT
On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 5:20 PM, sebb <> wrote:

>> I'd like us to be able to push out a new release with minimal changes
>> at any given time. If we have, for example, 1.6 as the target, and the
>> previous
>> release had 1.5 as the target, then we'd loose that ability, IMO.
>> (Think security releases.We've had quite a few in the past.)
> Understood, but I'm not sure why you feel the lack of a 1.6 release
> would prevent a security release.
> Surely we could just apply the fixes to the previously released code
> and change to 1.6 at the same time?

Because the result clearly be binary incompatible to its predecessor,
and that's the whole point of such an emergency release. We'd want a
drop-in replacement.


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