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From Amey Jadiye <ameyjad...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Compiler targets and Java 9
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:26:21 GMT
+1

I have seen hundreds of applications which are in (maintenance+ little
enhancement) mode are already moved to higher versions of java ( >1.5 ),
even very legacy applications which are just in maintenance mode or marked
for decommission are already running on 1.6 as all know that there will be
no updates. there could be rarest of rare applications running on 1.5 and
sure they dont want move else they could have moved long back to 1.6 and
and rarely 1.5 will move to java8 or 9 ;)

so yeah, why are we discussing support for Java 1.5 when not even the
vendors who ship it support it ? just move our modules for >=1.6.

Regards,
Amey

On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 10:24 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>
wrote:

> This whole discussion has me really confused.  According to
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_version_history <
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_version_history> the free version of
> Java 5 reached end-of-life in 2009 and Oracle's supported version reached
> end-of-life in 2015. https://developer.ibm.com/javasdk/support/lifecycle/
> <https://developer.ibm.com/javasdk/support/lifecycle/> doesn’t even show
> Java 5 any more but https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/
> forums/html/topic?id=77777777-0000-0000-0000-000014807464 <
> https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/
> forums/html/topic?id=77777777-0000-0000-0000-000014807464> indicates that
> it also was dropped in 2015.
>
> So why are we discussing support for Java 1.5 when not even the vendors
> who ship it support it?
>
> Ralph
>
>
> > On Jun 5, 2017, at 9:45 AM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 9:17 AM, Jochen Wiedmann <
> jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com <mailto:jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com>>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 5:20 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> 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.
> >>
> >
> > If someone wants a fix for something that runs on 1.5, they are welcome
> to
> > provide a PR. I do not think we need to handcuff ourselves to Java 5. If
> > your runtime is stuck on Java 5, your likely to have other more pressing
> > security issues to address...
> >
> > Gary
> >
> >>
> >> Jochen
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> The next time you hear: "Don't reinvent the wheel!"
> >>
> >> http://www.keystonedevelopment.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ <
> http://www.keystonedevelopment.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/>
> >> evolution-of-the-wheel-300x85.jpg
> >>
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