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From Fernando Cassia <>
Subject Re: Drop Support for Java5, Move on to Ant 1.10.0?
Date Sun, 06 Mar 2016 15:31:57 GMT
On 3/6/16, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
> I think it's time to drop support for Java5 and - as we've done in the
> past - bump the second part of Ant's version number to reflect the
> change.


> I'm not sure whether moving to Java6 is worth the effort since it has
> been EOLed as well, even Java7 is no longer officially supported by
> Oracle

Isn't Java 6 the baseline API for Android development? Do Android IDEs use ant?
Just thinking aloud...

> but personally I wouldn't want to require Java8 right now.

Why? OpenJDK 8 is included in most Linux distros.

> So do we want to move on and if so, what should become our new baseline?

That's a timely and relevant discussion, as just an ant user, and a
lurker on this list, I'm all ears. :)


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