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Re: [jetty-dev] Requiring JDK 11 for Jetty 10.x

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 9:17 AM Simone Bordet <sbordet@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
with Jetty 9.2.x series minimum requirement of JDK 7, and Jetty 9.3.x
and 9.4.x series minimum requirement of JDK 8, we are thinking of
making JDK 11 the minimum requirement for Jetty 10.x.

My understanding is that JDK 8 and JDK 11 are "Long Term Support" releases. JDK 9 and JDK 10 are more like previews for what JDK 11 would become. In the case of JDK 8, I also believe it has reduced support in January, 2019 in that business are expected to either pay for JDK 8 support (if they aren't already), or they will lose access to updates, which means that Oracle is pushing all Java users up to JDK 11 aggressively.

I think targeting JDK 8 as minimum for currently active releases, and targeting JDK 11 for minimum for the next release makes perfect sense. I expect you will hit resistance from people unwilling to move forwards, however.

Mark Mielke <mark.mielke@xxxxxxxxx>

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