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From Antonio Gomes Rodrigues <ra0...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Java8 for 3.1 ?
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:30:33 GMT
Ok

I will commit/merge all the bugs I have open to close them
And after I will make a review of the open bugs to check if we can close
some of them

Antonio

2016-09-12 16:24 GMT+02:00 Felix Schumacher <
felix.schumacher@internetallee.de>:

>
>
> Am 12. September 2016 16:19:32 MESZ, schrieb Antonio Gomes Rodrigues <
> ra0077@gmail.com>:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Do we have an idea in which OSes user rune JMeter?
> >
> >If you check rebelLabs 2016 report (
> >https://zeroturnaround.com/rebellabs/reports/) we can read
> >
> >"62% of respondents state that Java 8 is used
> >to run their main production applications. 28% of
> >respondents are on Java 7 with less than one in ten
>
> So it's still nearly one third of our potential users, that are using java
> 7. That seems to be a good argument to support it, don't you think?
>
> >using Java 6. The 1% sitting in the other category
> >consist of Java 5 users and some brave Java 9 power
> >users!"
> >
> >Java 8 win.
> >
> >TavisCI already check Java8 build. Why do you think that moving to 8
> >now
> >will take a lot of effort?
>
> It would take no effort, but that was not the point.
>
> >
> >About bugs, have we got un process to review all the bugs and close
> >some of
> >them (not a bug, not enought information....)?
>
> No formal review process, that I know of.
>
> Regards,
> Felix
>
> >
> >Thank
> >Antonio
> >
> >
> >2016-09-11 14:40 GMT+02:00 sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>:
> >
> >> On 10 September 2016 at 20:58, Felix Schumacher
> >> <felix.schumacher@internetallee.de> wrote:
> >> > Am 10.09.2016 um 21:53 schrieb Vladimir Sitnikov:
> >> >>
> >> >> Felix>My main concern is, that we exclude all those people, that
> >are
> >> >> Felix>still using java 7 (for whatever reason).
> >> >>
> >> >> Are there people who want to use JMeter 3.1 and they cannot use
> >Java 8?
> >> >> If one is stuck with Java 7, then JMeter 3.0 will work just fine.
> >> >
> >> > There are a few minor nags in 3.0 which I would really like to get
> >> solved in
> >> > a 3.1 or 3.0.1.
> >> >
> >> > After that I am fine with updating to java 8.
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> Is there anybody who contributes to JMeter and who cannot use Java
> >8?
> >> >
> >> > As contribution is everything from writing patches to telling your
> >> friends
> >> > how awesome jmeter is, I have to say: I don't know ;)
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "we exclude..still using java 7" is not practical as there might
> >be
> >> always
> >> >> be someone
> >> >> who "still uses java 7".
> >> >
> >> > Right and that is why we will update to java 8 after the (hopefully
> >near)
> >> > next release.
> >> >
> >> > If everyone else thinks we should update to java 8 right now, I
> >might
> >> change
> >> > my mind, though.
> >>
> >> It's all about the cost-benfit analysis.
> >>
> >> JMeter is generally used stand-alone and can be run in its own JVM or
> >> host if necessary, so Java upgrades shouldn't involve much work.
> >>
> >> It's still important to ensure that the Java version is widely
> >> available (and stable) on different OSes so that upgrading is
> >possible
> >> for as many end-users as possible.
> >> So Java 9 is out of scope at present.
> >>
> >> Also there will still be costs if users have to upgrade, so there
> >must
> >> be sufficient end-user benefits to justify the costs.
> >>
> >> In principle, I am not against requiring Java 8 now, except that
> >there
> >> are some bugs that really deserve to be fixed first.
> >>
> >> I think moving to 8 now will take effort which is better spent on
> >> fixing the bugs and regressions that have been reported.
> >>
> >> > Felix
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> Vladimir
> >> >>
> >> >
> >>
>
>

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