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From J Pai <jai.forums2...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Minimum Java runtime version for proposed upcoming Ivy release
Date Thu, 18 May 2017 10:58:01 GMT
+1

-Jaikiran
On 18-May-2017, at 4:26 PM, Jan Matèrne (jhm) <apache@materne.de> wrote:

I would favour 1.7 as it's the newest before the major update to Java8.
Having a 1.7 in the target environment should not been so restrictive ...

Jan

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Paul King [mailto:paulk@asert.com.au]
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2017 11:27
> An: Ant Developers List
> Betreff: Re: Minimum Java runtime version for proposed upcoming Ivy
> release
> 
> The current version of Groovy has 1.6 as the minimum but is our
> maintenance stream.
> The upcoming next version will require 1.7 and versions with 1.8 as the
> minimum are not too far away.
> 
> Ant 1.9.x is still on Java5 but Ant 1.10.x requires Java 8.
> 
> I don't think Gradle uses any Ivy classes any more.
> 
> I'd recommend 1.7 since most active projects will be releasing on
> 1.7/1.8 and then after a release, if all goes well activity-wise, I'd
> then bump the Ivy version and target 8.
> 
> Cheers, Paul.
> 
> 
> On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 7:14 PM, Nicolas Lalevée
> <nicolas.lalevee@hibnet.org
>> wrote:
> 
>> I think that upgrading the requirement on the JDK is a good idea,
>> because at least us, the maintainers, need at some point to be able
> to
>> test it if there is an issue with that minimum JDK.
>> 
>> One thing to consider is which JDK is being required in the
>> environment Ivy is being used: Ant, Gradle, SBT, Eclipse, Intellij…
> We
>> shouldn’t require too high.
>> 
>> Nicolas
>> 
>>> Le 18 mai 2017 à 10:58, J Pai <jai.forums2013@gmail.com> a écrit :
>>> 
>>> Now that the plan seems to be to release 2.5.x of Ivy, would it be
>>> fine
>> if we mandate the _minimum_ Java runtime version to be something
>> higher than Java 5 that’s currently supported for 2.4.x
>> http://ant.apache.org/ivy/history/latest-
> milestone/compatibility.html.
>>> 
>>> Given that Java 6 itself has long been EOLed, I’m not sure whether
>>> we
>> should consider that as minimum supported version or something
> higher.
>> Any thoughts?
>>> 
>>> Things will be a bit more easy to develop and test once we finalize
>>> on
>> the Java version.
>>> 
>>> -Jaikiran
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