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Why can't we currently test running on Java 9? I've been doing it
On 01/03/17 08:56 AM, Ed Merks wrote:
Thanks for being clear on that issue. Support for compiling
and developing Java 9 falls primarily on JDT (I assume/guess).
But support for running the IDE itself on Java 9 and making sure
that works correctly is a burden that falls on us all. Given we
can't currently even test that, it seems to me it's not a great
idea plan that way. Like you, I don't feel comfortable
planning an Oxygen release date around a Java release date.
More flexible and less risky in my opinion would be an
Oxygen.0a update that could respin primarily any JDT updates
that are needed and would not be so much focused on the
statement that the IDE itself will run on top of Java 9. I.e.,
more along the line of what Nick is suggesting...
On 01.03.2017 14:48, Thomas Watson
Bug 493761 needs to be fixed for Oxygen.0. The
issue of launching the Eclipse platform on Java 9 is
different than having the support for compiling and
developing Java 9 classes.
I worry about delaying Oxygen.0 to align with
Java 9 release because I can easily see the Java 9 release
getting delayed again. I would not want to hold up Oxygen.0
I assume this must be fixed in a general way that works
regardless of whether Java 9 is actually used or not and
regardless of the JVM implementation provider. Is it
hopeful that this will be addressed in time that we may
all test the state of Java 9?
Does it really make sense to plan the whole release
schedule around this assumption? And as Marc suggests, is
planning a release during the high vacation season a good
On 28.02.2017 18:51, Marc Khouzam wrote:
Considering the dates are so close between Oxygen.0
and Java 9,
I think having an extra release is more hassle for
adopters than it is worth.
So waiting for Java 9 is a good plan for Oxygen.0.
One drawback I see is that more people will be on
vacation at that time,
but with proper planning, it should not be a problem.
for moving the Oxygen.0 release to the JDK9
Would make things for adopters of that release
> Note that I've added a biggie to the list:
with all the talk about having an extra release
to coincide with the Java 9 release, we've
neglected to ask why we need a release in both
June and July. The Java 9 release date (which by
all accounts is pretty stable) is about a month
after our planned Oxygen date. Is there any
reason why we shouldn't just move the Oxygen.0
date (other than "we've always done it that
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