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From "Yonik Seeley (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-6722) Java 8 as the minimum supported JVM version for branch_5x
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:44:46 GMT


Yonik Seeley commented on LUCENE-6722:

bq. As it stands now there are only 12 – twelve – changes that are Trunk-only, and none
of those are major features (many are deprecations). Probably because devs (or their boss?)
prioritize getting every single commit backported to 5.x right away.

Yep, that's where I am.  If humanly possible I want every single feature in 5x so users can
actually use them.  Who wants to develop something for trunk only when you have no idea when
it will actually be released?  And who want's to change existing code in trunk too much if
it causes pain/conflicts backporting to 5x? Not me :-)  I purposely keep trunk and 5x as close
as possible.  Given that, using "are there enough differences in trunk" as a release metric
is obviously pretty flawed.
As Mark points out, a lot of activity will happen once people feel a new major release coming.

> Java 8 as the minimum supported JVM version for branch_5x
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-6722
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Core
>          Issue Type: Wish
>            Reporter: Shalin Shekhar Mangar
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 5.4
> Require Java 8 as the minimum supported JVM version for branch_5x.
> # Java 7 is already EOL'ed
> # Trunk is already at Java8
> # Important Solr components such as Jetty 9.3.x already require Java 8
> # Nashorn Javascript engine available in Java 8 is just so much faster and we may see
more usage of JS inside Solr (SOLR-7576 etc.)

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