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From Milamber <milam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Update to minimum Java 7
Date Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:46:53 GMT


On 01/06/2015 14:14, sebb wrote:
> I think we should require a minimum of Java 7 for the next JMeter release.

Agree.

> (It currently requires 1.6)
>
> This is because:
> - Java 7 supports proper certificate generation for the HTTP recorder.
> It will probably allow some code simplification.
> - the Javadoc vulnerability CVE-2013-1571 has been fixed since Java 7
> update 25 (June 2013). We could drop the patch.
> - any others?

* "fix" this known issue on JMeter:
       "With Java 1.6 and Gnome 3 on Linux systems, the JMeter menu may 
not work correctly (shift between mouse's click and the menu). This is a 
known Java bug (see Bug 54477). A workaround is to use a Java 7 runtime 
(OpenJDK or Oracle JDK). "

Milamber

>
> Of course Java 7 is just about EOL, but I've not yet seen any
> compelling reasons to require a minimum of Java 8. If there are such
> reasons (other than Java 7 is EOL) please raise them here.
>
> A very minor consideration is that Javadoc 7 seems to have been fixed
> to generate lower-case HTML tags - e.g. <table> rather than <TABLE>. I
> assume that will remain the case. So there will be a once-off SVN
> difference when older API docs are replaced with new ones.
> .
>


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