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From Maarten Coene <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] EOL the 1.9.x branch with the 1.9.15 release
Date Wed, 20 May 2020 22:31:41 GMT
Hi Stefan,

could you explain a bit more why we should EOL the 1.9.x branch?

Personally, I think it's a mistake to abondon the Java 5 support.
I think there are still projects around targetting java 5, 6 or 7 using Ant as build tool.

For instance, one of the reasons we are still using Ant 1.9.x is that we have some projects
that require to run on Java 6.
Upgrading these projects to Java 8 is not yet possible, since some dependencies are not Java
8 compatible.
I don't know if you tried to run some junit tests on a java 6 jre with an Ant 1.10.x release,
it isn't possible, even in forked mode.

But maybe you can convince me with some good arguments :-)


Op woensdag 20 mei 2020 13:24:12 CEST schreef Stefan Bodewig <>: 

It looks as if the vote will simply not pass because of a lack of
participation - which is certainly fine. Unless we get more binding
votes, I'll close the vote as failed soon.

Mayby we should have discussed the motion here before I created the
vote. Therefore I have created this separate thread. If you don't feel
you want to discuss the topic then please just ignore me :-)


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