[rfc][icedtea-web] move itw (head only) to jdk 8

Andrew Azores aazores at redhat.com
Tue Jan 12 18:10:20 UTC 2016

On 12/01/16 01:00 PM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
> On 01/12/2016 06:09 PM, Andrew Azores wrote:
>> On 12/01/16 11:57 AM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>>> Hello!
>>> I would like to move future itw 1.7 to be jdk8+ compliant only.
>>> Will post patch tomorow, but.. general thoughts?
>>> J.
>> What minimum versions of RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora will this restrict
>> 1.7 to? It would be a very welcome change for ITW development but it
>> sounds like it might also restrict any improvements that come with 1.7
>> to users of pretty recent distro releases. Some future backports might
>> also become a little more involved but I don't think that would be too
>> big of an issue.
> I doubt that there is distro which do not have openjdk8 in repositories.
> To answer to your examples - none. All have it. (ok, rhel 5 does not,
> but it do not have ITW anyway).
> My main concern is maintainability.  1.7 is last planned
> heaving-features relase. That means nearly no maintenance interest. And
> less supported jdks == less maintenance and less supported jdks == less
> possible threads.
> Does it sounds better?
>     J.

Okay, that makes sense to me then.


Andrew Azores

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