Java End of Life Time
frans at meruvian.org
Mon Feb 13 07:39:10 PST 2012
i still confuse, do i need jdk 6 :)
my code all still based on 5.. :) to lazy to learn new thing now.. getting old
can we trust use 7 for our production right now?
and we know oracle push to 8.. but the 7 , is a to much hurry release..
i think after post-acquzition, the upgrade getting more unfriendly (to
fast). and our work are happy with old one.
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM, John Yeary <johnyeary at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wasn't implying that it shouldn't be supported right now. As Mark, and
> Andrew pointed out there are some obstacles and opportunities: "Official"
> JDK 7 is not available for Mac OSX, and the user community will likely need
> support for OpenJDK 6 going forward.
> Denis pointed out that Windows builds are not necessarily being consumed
> with vigor. This will likely be the case as the JDK advances on for other
> versions as well.
> I am kind of surprised by Andrew though... I find that folks who are using
> OpenJDK on RedHat will tend to migrate from old tech to new tech quickly.
> I think that with limited resources, the folks who are working on OpenJDK
> (volunteers not paid) will likely focus on the next generation stuff.
> Anecdotal evidence based on experience. It does open the opportunity for
> companies to support it in the ecosystem for older editions. Even back
> porting changes in 7, 8, 9... if they will work and improve the user
> There are a number of banks who are still on JDK 1.4.2. This represents a
> big obstacle to moving forward. Eventually, it will be a bigger task once
> they decide to move ahead. Hopefully, the move won't be to JDK 6. It is
> like falling up stairs. ;-)
> John Yeary
> <http://javaevangelist.blogspot.com/> <https://twitter.com/jyeary>
> "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even
> though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who
> neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight
> that knows not victory nor defeat."
> -- Theodore Roosevelt
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 6:21 AM, Mark Derricutt <mark at talios.com> wrote:
>> I'd say we need to support it for the simple reason that Java 7 is not yet
>> available on OSX.
>> "Great artists are extremely selfish and arrogant things" — Steven Wilson,
>> Porcupine Tree
>> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 3:11 AM, John Yeary <johnyeary at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Why would we want to continue to support JDK6 when the community is
>>> on JDK7, JDK8, and JDK9. There may a future in someone (company) other
>>> Oracle to provide the support from the OpenJDK side of things. However, I
>>> think that the focus should be on getting companied to stay current.
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