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From Howard Lewis Ship <hls...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Build failed in Jenkins: tapestry-trunk-freestyle #1204
Date Wed, 14 May 2014 14:42:27 GMT
I'm with Kalle as well, 1.6 is more than reasonable, and maybe 1.8 for 5.5
(which I really hope will be very quick, just clearing out deprecated code
and upgrading to JDK 1.7 or 1.8).


On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 7:27 AM, Thiago H de Paula Figueiredo <
thiagohp@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 02 May 2014 04:45:42 -0300, Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de> wrote:
>
>  Do you expect any problems if we just switched to Java 8/Servlet 3.1
>> without modifying anything else?
>>
>
> Yep. Lots of people and companies that won't or can't upgrade to a Java
> version which was just released, at least not in the near future. Not to
> mention that Java 8-only features will be only actually known and used by
> most people in the not near future. Unless we start using Java 8-only
> features in Tapestry, there's no reason IMHO to make such a long jump. The
> Tapestry image still has some problems with radical changes.
>
> I agree with Kalle: "A common sense approach would be to require 1.6 for
> T5.4 and then require 1.8 in a future version."
>
> There's also another possibility: when we do actually use Java 8-only
> stuff, for some time, to do it on a branch and release trunk as
> tapestry-core without Maven/Gradle qualifiers and this branch with a
> "-java8" qualifier.
>
> --
> Thiago H. de Paula Figueiredo
> Tapestry, Java and Hibernate consultant and developer
> http://machina.com.br
>
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