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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Kepler SR3 for Java 8?

Hmm… The wording of the Java 8 support announcement left an impression that the support is finished and ready to be used. If it’s not, perhaps we should clarify the announcement. On the other hand, if it is ready to be used to the best of everyone’s ability, that’s all we can ever hope for anyway. Worst case scenario, the user can always roll back to SR2.


A single patch repo would be better than hunting for multiple patches, but still leaves a bad impression about Eclipse in the minds of our users.


- Konstantin



From: cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Markus Keller
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I don't think the Kepler repository should get the JDT Java 8 patches.

The Java 8 work was a huge effort, and this code has not yet received the in-depth testing that people expect from an official service release. While it adds an eagerly-awaited feature for some users, it also bears quite some risk for all the others that don't need Java 8 support at this time.

Luna is coming soon, so the waiting time is not that long. Until then, Java 8 support should not be actively pushed into existing installs. But a common patch for all affected Kepler projects would of course be nice.

Markus Keller (Eclipse JDT UI)

From:        "Konstantin Komissarchik" <konstantin.komissarchik@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Date:        2014-03-20 18:13
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From the perspective of best user experience, we should update the Kepler repository and all the packages. If we limit the changes to just Java 8 support, the test load would not be great.
- Konstantin
From: cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Markus Knauer
Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:46 AM
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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Kepler SR3 for Java 8?


I had this thought, too, and it has been brought up in some discussions at EclipseCon. It should be in our interest to make it as easy as possible for our users to get the integration with Java 8.

*If* we decide for a SR3, what would be the deliverables? An update of the packages only? Or only some packages? An update of the common Simultaneous Release repository? Or something else?

Thanks, Markus
On 20 Mar 2014 09:29, "Mickael Istria" <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
It tend to agree with it. Java 8 is something big that we (as tool developers in general) should encourage people to adopt. So it's IMO worth making an exception to the release train and try to get a SR3 that supports it Java 8 out-of-the-box.
Mickael Istria
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