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From Craig Russell <apache....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Jenkins build broken since adding Jetty 9.
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:02:54 GMT

> On Aug 22, 2017, at 10:23 AM, James Bognar <jamesbognar@apache.org> wrote:
> The Jenkins build appears to have been failing since we upgraded to Jetty
> 9.  I don't know how I missed the notification.
> The problem is that we're compiling against Java 7, but Jetty 9 is compiled
> against Java 8, so we get this error...
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError:
> org/eclipse/jetty/server/Handler : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0
> The REST testcases all rely on Jetty, so now must be executed using Java
> 8.  But I don't think we want to force Java 8 as the prereq for our code,
> right?  Prereq'ing Java 6 is a selling point for Juneau.
> Can the Jenkins build be modified to compile against Java 6, but run the
> REST testcases against Java 8?  Or should we just bite the bullet and
> prereq Java 8 all over?

Java 7 is way out of date. The JDO project recently upgraded to Java 8 as a prerequisite.
Just one more data point for you. 

If you have a channel that Juneau users pay attention to, it might be good to get their feedback
as well.

Craig L Russell

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