JEP 182: Policy for Retiring javac -source and -target Options
joe.darcy at oracle.com
Sat Jan 11 18:07:42 UTC 2020
In the corresponding JBS issue,
a comment states
> Note that with the six month release cadence
> being used starting with JDK 10, the chronogical range covered by "one
> plus three back" would be much shortened. In due course, this policy
> will be updated accordingly, possibly taking into account LTS (long
> term support) releases and possibly offering a sparse set of values.
> For example, one possible policy would be to support the last two LTS
> release and each release after the most recent LTS, but not the
> releases between those two LTS releases.
There are no plans to remove support for --release 7 in JDK 15.
On 1/11/2020 3:35 AM, Gunnar Morling wrote:
> In JEP 182 (currently in draft state, ) it says: "In JDK 9 and
> going forward, javac will use a "one + three back" policy of supported
> source and target options."
> Are there any plans to update this one in the light of the increased
> release cadence? In particular, what's the next planned upgrade of the
> minimum supported version (javac 14 still supports source/target level
> 7 at this point)?
>  https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/182
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