[mkgmap-dev] Commit: r2714: Make java 1.7 mandatory and refuse to run on earlier versions.From GerdP gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com on Fri Sep 27 08:17:41 BST 2013
Hi, my main concern is that I don't like to maintain two JRE on my (windows) PC. I see warning messages when I compile with JDK 1.7 and target 1.6: [javac] warning: [options] bootstrap class path not set in conjunction with -source 1.6 I did not find out how to fix this and I don't know what it means if I post a jar file and one tries to run it on 1.6. Gerd Steve Ratcliffe wrote > Hi > > On 24/09/13 18:50, WanMil wrote: >> I don't like rolling back to Java 6 but I would not veto. >> @Steve, Gerd: what's your opinion about rolling back to Java 6? > > I'm not in any rush to use any Java7 only features, so it is up > to you guys whether you actually do. But I think we should look at it > this way: > > If we had a different release policy where we had a stable release, > say version 2.6.3, and a development branch working towards version > 3.0.0 then that development branch might be delivered in 6 months or > even a years time. People kind of expect that with software. > > In such a case I think it is would be reasonable to target the > development branch at Java 7, since the expected release date would > then be over a year after the Oracle Java 6 end-of-life date (although I > know > that they have put out a few bug fix releases after February). > > But instead we have a continuous release policy, and so a switch to > Java 7 hits everyone at the same time. But we could easily also > support a Java 6 release. > > So what I propose to do is to fully switch trunk builds to Java 7 and > create a separate 'stable' release for Java 6 which would be at the > latest version that would still build with 6. At intervals, depending > required effort and demand, this version could be updated by porting > over the changes, using openjdk sources if necessary. > > ..Steve > _______________________________________________ > mkgmap-dev mailing list > mkgmap-dev at .org > http://lists.mkgmap.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/mkgmap-dev -- View this message in context: http://gis.19327.n5.nabble.com/Commit-r2714-Make-java-1-7-mandatory-and-refuse-to-run-on-earlier-versions-tp5778111p5779138.html Sent from the Mkgmap Development mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
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