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From Michael Gentry <mgen...@masslight.net>
Subject Re: 5.5 anyone?
Date Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:03:14 GMT
On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 8:31 AM, Thiago H de Paula Figueiredo <
thiagohp@gmail.com> wrote:

> Regarding requiring Java 8 for 5.5, I think we need to discuss what are
> the pros and cons and then check the cost-benefit ratio. So far, Java 6 is
> required. Unfortunately, some companies are still stuck with pre-8 Java
> versions, even if 7 was already end-of-lined in April 2015 (
> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html). I'm not against
> it. Java 8 is great. It's just about not imposing a requirement without
> disregarding the consequences.


I recently worked at a place (hi Bob!) that finally got all of their
developers off Java 6 (there were some stragglers due to hardware issues).
Given that Tapestry 5.5 won't be out for a bit, I think Java 7 as a minimum
would be quite acceptable to most end users and would not prohibit them
from using Java 8+ for their Tapestry development/deployment while still
supporting those "stuck" on Java 7.  Generally, I think it is better for a
framework to support an older Java version for greater compatibility with
the user base, even if the majority of the user community is using a higher
version.

Thanks,

mrg

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