[12] RFR: JDK-8209966: Update minimum boot JDK to 11

Nir Lisker nlisker at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 00:38:29 UTC 2018

> but wouldn't go out of our way to stop it from running on JDK N-2
> unless/until there was a feature or bug fix that required something from
> JDK N-1.

I would be surprised if there will be a release without a language change,
as I don't recall any release without one, and Amber (and friends) keeps
Now, we can discuss what is "required". Java 11 added 'var' for Lambdas. Is
it something worth bumping the minimum version for? Isn't it enough that
it's used once in the codebase to make it incompatible with pre-11 JDK's?
And if so, we'll have to document what contributors are allowed to use and
what not when working on JavaFX.

We will have to have this discussion every release to determine if we bump
the minimum version or not.

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 12:27 AM José J. Rodriguez <
jose.rodriguez at cenpalab.cu> wrote:

> Ty Young wrote:
> >
> > And it's only going to get worse as time goes on. Would it not be
> > possible to support up until the last JDK LTS(Starting at 11) release
> > for building JavaFX? I feel like maybe that would be more reasonable.
> >
> FWIW, I would prefer it if jfx only followed the LTS jdk releases.
> Regards,
> Joe1962

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