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From Antoine Levy Lambert <>
Subject Re: 1.8.3?
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2012 03:48:22 GMT

Great Stefan,


On 1/26/12 12:19 PM, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> Hi all,
> Obviously I didn't manage to look through bugzilla last weekend, my
> family had different plans (and I thank them).
> One thing I want to do is giving a recent OpenJDK8 snapshot a try so Ant
> 1.8.3's javac would support building for 1.8/8 when that gets released.
> Given our current release cycle Java8 may be there before we release the
> predecessor of 1.8.3.
> Detecting Java8 may be tricky as we usually rely on new classes and I'm
> not sure we can rely on class names for Java8 being carved into stone
> already.
> I only see three bugzilla issues with target 1.8.3 that are not
> resolved.
> 44786 needs to be verified.  It may be OK to mark it fixed and let
>       people reopen it if the new attribute doesn't help.
> 50788 opened by myself, so I should better deal with it.
> 52076 just needs docs, code is there, I'll see to it.
> There are more bugs we could address but then again if anybody wants to
> work on them nobody will stop us from doing more frequent releases.
> Currently I plan to assemble the release in about two weeks.  Does that
> sound reasonable?
> On 2012-01-23, Jesse Glick wrote:
>> On 01/20/2012 12:25 AM, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>>> I don't have Java 1.4 around anymore and wouldn't really know where
>>> to obtain one.
> Yes, saw that, thank you.
>> A committer needs to be the one to do release builds I guess.
> Yes, anything else would be too difficult (tagging, signing of artifacts
> and all that).
>> (I hope this will be the last Ant release running on such an ancient VM...)
> Just call for a vote to drop 1.4 support after the release.  If it
> passes soon enough we can even announce it will be the last release
> supporting 1.4.
> Stefan
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