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

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> From: "Ed Willink" <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:17:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] jdt.core move to Java 7 BREE
> 
> Hi
> 
> I think that this thread is about both.
> 
> Nobody has advanced a strong argument for retaining Java 6 support, so we can
> move on without upsetting anybody.
> 
> Doug: if you examine the tabulated per-plugin BREEs in the platform project
> plan you will see a clear indication that jdt.core is 1.6. (The only 1.7 is
> the filesystem.java7 bundle.)

The table with BREEs is generated by a script few times per release cycle. This is work in progress towards what will become Mars platform. This table is not the plan for BREE per bundle it's for information purposes once it's released.
In the final stages this table will be regenerated and be 100% accurate.

Alexander Kurtakov
Red Hat Eclipse team

> 
> Therefore IMHO this change should have been announced:
> 
> a) because it was a change to the platform project plan
> b) because it clearly has an impact on many other projects
> 
> Regards
> 
> Ed Willink
> 
> On 05/03/2015 01:02, Ian Bull wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Is this thread about what minimum BREE to use, or is it about announcing
> changes to this? I agree with most people here that Java 7 is a sensible
> minimum BREE for Mars, but I get the sense that this thread was more about
> how / where these changes are announced.
> 
> Cheers,
> Ian
> 
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 2:36 PM, Gunnar Wagenknecht < gunnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >
> wrote:
> 
> 
> > 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). As of May
> 2015, Java 7 will fall out of that list. But that's just my two cents.
> 
> -Gunnar
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