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From Andrew Phillips <notificati...@github.com>
Subject Re: [jclouds/jclouds] core: Fix compile issue under Java 8+ (#1180)
Date Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:11:32 GMT
> Thanks for the effort you put on this and for taking your time to have a look at it!

@wltjr Just wanted to add my thanks for trying to take this on to Ignasi's. Agree that the
compatibility landscape has changed over time, and that a discussion about where to draw the
line is certainly merited.

As Ignasi also pointed out, I think we need more data to understand what the impact would
be before making any decisions. E.g. according to [the 2017 Plumbr report](https://plumbr.io/blog/java/java-version-and-vendor-data-analyzed-2017-edition)
(from May), ~30% of JVMs that were detected were still at 7. That's not to say that that's
an authoritative dataset, and of course it doesn't imply that the distribution of jclouds
users looks similar. But, to me, it _does_ indicate that moving from 7 to 8 could have a significant
impact, and would deserve more investigation, even if the world has moved on.

Would you be interested in helping by starting a discussion around compatibility on the [user](https://lists.apache.org/list.html?user@jclouds.apache.org)
or [dev](https://lists.apache.org/list.html?dev@jclouds.apache.org) lists?

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