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Virgo support for java 9 [message #1779179] Wed, 03 January 2018 15:47 Go to next message
Nadeesh T V is currently offline Nadeesh T VFriend
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Hi,
I am not sure whether this question is asked already, I could not find any link.
Is virgo planned to support java 9?
Re: Virgo support for java 9 [message #1779445 is a reply to message #1779179] Mon, 08 January 2018 06:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
daniel marthaler is currently offline daniel marthalerFriend
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Hi Nadeesh

We are currently in the process of upgrading to latest Equinox for the next release. When this is done we can move on to support Java 9.

Regards,
Dani
Re: Virgo support for java 9 [message #1782029 is a reply to message #1779445] Fri, 16 February 2018 09:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GianMaria Romanato is currently offline GianMaria RomanatoFriend
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Bare in mind however that

  • Java 9 modularity imposes some visibility constraints on packages that will force you to either make all of your modules public or to switch off modularity entirely using the encapsulation kill switch --permit-illegal-access [1] otherwise all annotation-based Java EE specs (JPA, JAX-RS etc) will not work in Java 9
  • Starting from 2018 Oracle will switch to a new versioning scheme and a new release process [2] that mimics Ubuntu, and which will contain 2 releases per year and one Long Term Release every 2 years. Java 9 will reach end-of-life in March 2018 when Java 18.03 will be released. 18.03 will reach end-of-life in September when Java 18.09 will be released, and 18.09 will be the first Long Term Support release of Java.
  • Because of the above two points IBM advised at EclipseCon Europe 2017 that IBM / RED Hat will not be supporting Java 9 on their Application Server before 18.09 and due to the first point, they recommend every software vendor to stay away from Java 9 on the server before 18.09.


[1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jigsaw-dev/2017-March/011763.html
[2] https://www.infoq.com/news/2017/09/Java6Month

Giamma

Edit: added a reference to the Java 9 mailing list describing the kill switch. Added a reference to the new release model and corrected wrong numbering

[Updated on: Fri, 16 February 2018 09:38]

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Re: Virgo support for java 9 [message #1793408 is a reply to message #1779179] Tue, 07 August 2018 17:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jay Hamilton is currently offline Jay HamiltonFriend
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What is the latest on the move to Java 9? Oracle has decided to require a commercial license for updates to version 8 after 2019?

[Updated on: Tue, 07 August 2018 17:05]

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Re: Virgo support for java 9 [message #1801785 is a reply to message #1793408] Sat, 26 January 2019 22:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anti Alman is currently offline Anti AlmanFriend
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Given how the new java versioning and releases are planned to work i believe that it would be better to jump straight to supporting Java SE 11 (18.9 LTS) if possible.
Re: Virgo support for java 9 [message #1817005 is a reply to message #1779179] Wed, 13 November 2019 15:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
venki j is currently offline venki jFriend
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Please post the time line for supporting Java 9+ in Virgo. It is good to know even if there are no plans in the near future..

thank you.
Re: Virgo support for java 9 [message #1817018 is a reply to message #1817005] Thu, 14 November 2019 06:41 Go to previous message
Florian Waibel is currently offline Florian WaibelFriend
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Hi,

thanks for your interest in the future of Virgo.

Our main focus currently is to prepare the ground for "Upgrade Equinox to v3.12"[1] a prerequisite for the 9+ upgrade.
Meanwhile Felix is already looking into issues like "Replace endorsed standards override mechanism"[2].

You can track the progress in Gerrit: https://git.eclipse.org/r/#/q/project:virgo/org.eclipse.virgo.root

Regards,
florian

[1] https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=516412
[2] https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=546942
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