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Re: [platform-dev] How do I track Eclipse Project Plan changes

Thanks Sravan for confirming all that.

I have requested a JustJ release for Java 16 as it seems inappropriate to ship the EPP with Java 15 in light of your comments. See


Jonah Graham
Kichwa Coders

On Mon, 24 May 2021 at 23:36, Sravan K Lakkimsetti <sravankumarl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



Java 16 was supposed to be target platform for 4.20 release. We stopped using Java15 in our testing from M1 itself. In the supported platform we should have made it clear in the first version itself.

Last week when I am creating freeze plan, I noticed this and updated the targeted java versions. Sorry for not updating the commit message.


Please note: Going forward, Platform will drop support for java versions as soon as they go out of support by OpenJDK unless the version id declared as LTS by Oracle.


Thanks and Regards,

Sravan Kumar Lakkimsetti
IBM India Pvt Ltd,
Embassy Golf Links Business Park, C Block,
Off Indiranagar-Kormangla Inner Ring Road,
Bangalore - 560071, India


From: Jonah Graham <jonah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 25 May 2021 04:00
To: Eclipse platform general developers list. <platform-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [platform-dev] How do I track Eclipse Project Plan changes


Hi folks,


As part of my release planning for EPP I looked at Java 16 support earlier in the dev cycle. As of now JustJ has not made a Java 16 release available - there is a milestone[1].


As part of that conversation I consulted the 4.20 project plan[2] (around M2 date) and Java 16 was not part of the target environment.


Last week, Java 16 was added (and Java 15 was removed).[3]  The git commit message does not reference a bug, nor contain any information about the change (the commit message is just about aarch64 change).


Going forward I have a question - how do I track changes in the Eclipse Project Plan? Do I subscribe to gerrit notifications? Is there a better source of truth? I suppose I should have known that 4.20 was going to have Java 16 at target environment, but now a couple of days before EPP M3 I am considering changing to Java 16 and I am not sure what to do.


Any thoughts?


BTW I think releasing the IDE bundled with the latest Java instead of LTS Java is a mistake that I will take up with the Eclipse IDE WG and the Eclipse Planning Council. With the current plan we are shipping EOL Java versions with Eclipse IDE as alternating IDE releases are lined up to the Java release EOL date (really they are lined up to the new Java releases, but that date is the same for non-LTS).






Jonah Graham
Kichwa Coders

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