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From Felix Schumacher <felix.schumac...@internetallee.de>
Subject Re: Update to minimum Java 7
Date Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:38:19 GMT


Am 1. Juni 2015 15:14:11 MESZ, schrieb sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>:
>I think we should require a minimum of Java 7 for the next JMeter
>release.
>(It currently requires 1.6)

+1

>
>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?

- We can drop the thread local random class. 
- A few compile warnings in respect to generics can be fixed. 

Regards
Felix

>
>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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