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From "Uwe Schindler (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-3239) drop java 5 "support"
Date Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:36:28 GMT


Uwe Schindler commented on LUCENE-3239:

Patch looks fine, Jenkins already moved.

> drop java 5 "support"
> ---------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-3239
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Robert Muir
>         Attachments: LUCENE-3239.patch
> its been discussed here and there, but I think we need to drop java 5 "support", for
these reasons:
> * its totally untested by any continual build process. Testing java5 only when there
is a release candidate ready is not enough. If we are to claim "support" then we need a hudson
actually running the tests with java 5.
> * its now unmaintained, so bugs have to either be hacked around, tests disabled, warnings
placed, but some things simply cannot be fixed... we cannot actually "support" something that
is no longer maintained: we do find JRE bugs (
and its important that bugs actually get fixed: cannot do everything with hacks.
> * because of its limitations, we do things like allow 20% slower grouping speed. I find
it hard to believe we are sacrificing performance for this.
> So, in summary: because we don't test it at all, because its buggy and unmaintained,
and because we are sacrificing performance, I think we need to cutover the build system for
the next release to require java 6.

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