As mentioned in my announcement, the
appendix with the BREEs will change until we release in June. The next
update of our Neon plan, including the appendix, is planned for M4 and
You can still use Java 7 or lower in
your projects if you want, though be aware that Oracle does not provide
public updates anymore for Java 7.
If you see a problem by our move to
Java 8, e.g. an API no longer working because it got wrongly generified,
or any other issue, please file a bug report and cc me. Also, if anyone
has an issue with the build, create a bug report and add David Williams
to it,. He can usually help very quickly to resolve the issue.
Ed Willink <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Java 7 is dead:
As of a couple of minutes ago that plan  lists only the anomalous
jdt.annotation as a Java 8 minimum version.
Since that was the case six weeks ago too, I assumed that Java 8 BREE
would not actually occur for most plugins.
On 02/10/2015 12:34, Lars Vogel wrote:
> Dani did send the information around a while ago Neon will require
> Java 8. See https://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/cross-project-issues-dev/msg12177.html
> Best regards, Lars
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 6:01 PM, Ed Willink <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> I didn't see any announcement, but there was little dissent in
>> In M2, org.eclipse.core.jobs has moved to Java 8 BREE so to all
>> purposes Java 7 support is dead.
>> Ed Willink
>> On 07/03/2015 22:54, Lars Vogel wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 5:42 PM, Igor Fedorenko <igor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> This is getting off-topic, but I think we should plan to move
to java 8
>>> for the next release after mars.
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