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From Gwen Shapira <gshap...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: No longer supporting Java 6, if? when?
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:33:51 GMT
Perhaps relevant:

Hadoop is moving toward dropping Java6 in next release.
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-10530


On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Jay Kreps <jay.kreps@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah it is a little bit silly that people are still using Java 6.
>
> I guess this is a tradeoff--being more conservative in our java support
> means more people can use our software, whereas upgrading gives us
> developers a better experience since we aren't stuck with ancient stuff.
>
> Nonetheless I would argue for being a bit conservative here. Sadly a
> shocking number of people are still using Java 6. The Kafka clients get
> embedded in applications all over the place, and likely having even one
> application not yet upgraded would block adopting the new Kafka version
> that dropped java 6 support. So unless there is something in Java 7 we
> really really want I think it might be good to hold out a bit.
>
> As an example we dropped java 6 support in Samza and immediately had people
> blocked by that, and unlike the Kafka clients, Samza use is pretty
> centralized.
>
> -Jay
>
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 5:32 PM, Joe Stein <joe.stein@stealth.ly> wrote:
>
> > This has been coming up in a lot of projects and for other reasons too I
> > wanted to kick off the discussion about if/when we end support for Java
> 6.
> > Besides any API we may want to use in >= 7 we also compile our binaries
> for
> > 6 for release currently.
> >
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> >  Big Data Open Source Security LLC
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> >
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