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From Abraham Elmahrek <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Dropping support for JDK6
Date Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:07:28 GMT
+1

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM, Venkat Ranganathan <
vranganathan@hortonworks.com> wrote:

> +1
>
>
>
>
> On 7/28/15, 8:24 AM, "Jarek Jarcec Cecho" <jarcec@gmail.com on behalf of
> jarcec@apache.org> wrote:
>
> >Hi All,
> >JDK6 has been officially put end of life by Oracle more then 2 years ago
> (February 2013). Other projects in Hadoop ecosystems have already dropped
> JDK6 support - for example Hadoop [1], HBase [2] or Pig[3] and hence I
> would like to kick off discussion to do the same in Sqoop as well.
> >
> >What exactly that would mean for our users:
> >* User would need to use at least JDK7 on the runtime - we’re spawning
> mapreduce job, so entire cluster would have to be running on at least JDK7
> >
> >What would that mean for Sqoop developers:
> >* We would change our build scripts to use -source and -target 1.7 [4]
> preventing the compilation with JDK6
> >* We could use JDK7 specific language features in the source code [5]
> >
> >What do you think?
> >
> >Jarcec
> >
> >Links:
> >1: http://markmail.org/thread/ytisa4w73ym4ee65
> >2: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-11666
> >3: http://markmail.org/message/4pdyv22bimh5ae7n
> >4:
> http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/tools/windows/javac.html
> >5:
> http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/language/enhancements.html
>

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