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Re: [cdt-dev] Time to switch to Java 1.7?

That¹s correct. 1.7 and forward will come from Oracle. 1.6 is still auto
installed if you try to run it. And that¹s actually in play here. Eclipse
will try and run 1.6 by default (out of /System/Library), it was actually
tricky to get Momentics (our Eclipse stack) to run against the 1.7 JRE we
bundle (in our nightly builds, not publicly yet).

But there¹s a bigger issue to stay on 1.6 on Mac. There isn¹t a 32-bit JRE
for Mac in JRE 1.7+. So users who have 32-bit Eclipse installed (and yeah,
it¹s too bad they did that to begin with but I¹ll take the blame on that
for the gang we did it to) and upgrade would be broken if we started using
1.7 features because you can¹t upgrade to a new architecture, at least I
haven¹t found a way.

So I¹ll have to unfortunately veto any move to 1.7 at least for 8.3 and
probably 8.4. I¹ll be OK after that. It¹ll force me to figure out how to
get these poor people upgraded.


On 11/12/2013, 11:02 PM, "Marc-Andre Laperle" <malaperle@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On 11/1/2013 3:37 PM, Liviu Ionescu wrote:
>> On Nov 1, 2013, at 20:46, Marc-André Laperle
>><marc-andre.laperle@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> That's the one it downloads by default but Java 7 on OS X can be
>>> installed easily from
>> I do not have experience with this specific Oracle version, but past
>>experiences with non-Apple maintained versions were not that great, due
>>to many small details, that finally ruined the general good experience
>>provided by OS X.
>> If OS X Mavericks comes with 1.7 preinstalled, ok, otherwise perhaps we
>>could wait a bit...
>Mavericks still downloads Java 6 by default. The latest I've read about
>Apple's Java plans was that they were not going to provide their own
>Java 7 and they would contribute to the OpenJDK project. So I don't
>think we'll ever see an "Apple-maintained" major version again.
>> Regards,
>> Liviu
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