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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Compiler targets and Java 9
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:06:44 GMT
On 5 June 2017 at 15:54, Jochen Wiedmann <jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 4:50 PM, Emmanuel Bourg <ebourg@apache.org> wrote:
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>> +1 for using 1.6 as the baseline, but I don't see the need to publish
>> new releases with that target if nothing else changed.

+1 for 1.6

If we don't release, then we can only change the pom in trunk.
We should not encourage ordinary users to build from trunk.
Which would mean that the software would not be buildable using Java 9.

>
> I'd like us to push out a new release with minimal changes at any
> 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.

Sorry, I don't follow.
Are there some missing words from the above?

> Jochen
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