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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] jdt.core move to Java 7 BREE

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gunnar Wagenknecht" <gunnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Mike Milinkovich" <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "Cross project issues" <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:36:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] jdt.core move to Java 7 BREE
> 
> > Am 04.03.2015 um 13:53 schrieb Mike Milinkovich
> > <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > 
> > On 04/03/2015 4:15 PM, Martin Lippert wrote:
> >> I am not sure whether this âend of public updatesâ date reflects what is
> >> going on inside organizations.
> >> Oracle still offers support for Java6 until Dec 2015, and extended support
> >> for Dec 2018.
> >> 
> >> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html#java-commercial-offerings
> > 
> > Sure. And I'm also sure if you pay Microsoft enough money you can get
> > support for Windows XP as well. That doesn't make it current.
> 
> And we have a solution for this too --> LTS. If someone wants support for
> Eclipse for an older version of Java, then LTS would be the obvious
> recommendation. :)
> 
> > I guess we just need to come up with a common definition of what we mean by
> > "current version".
> 
> I say: it should be every version receiving security updates public and free
> accessible for the community (committers, contributors and users). 

That's the key here - if committers/contributors can't get free access to given version instantly claiming it supported is not helping anybody as it will be untested and if an issue arise there will be no one looking at it (even to commit a patch if you can't test it and it's not obvious).

Alexander Kurtakov
Red Hat Eclipse team


> As of May
> 2015, Java 7 will fall out of that list. But that's just my two cents.
> 
> -Gunnar
> 
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