> On Feb 13, 2018, at 9:26 PM, Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:22 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com 
> <mailto:ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>>
> wrote:
> 
>> Well, here are some things to think about.
>> 1. When Oracle drops support for Java 9 next month does that mean we want
>> to replace it with Java 10 in our toolchain?
>>    a. Infra still includes JDK 1.4 in its list of choices so I’m sure
>> they will continue to allow Java 9 to be used.
>>    b. I see nothing in Java 10 that we would need to support or would
>> impact Log4j users.
>>    c. I know you like to make sure we are always compatible with the
>> latest everything, so I don’t know why this would be any different.
>> 2. How will this impact our support strategy? If someone reports a problem
>> with Java 9 in April are we going to tell them to try it with Java 10? We
>> have always been a bit lax (as we are with Java 7) since we know that there
>> are some companies that have purchased support. I can’t imagine these same
>> (ultra conservative) companies upgrading to a non-LTS release so I really
>> do doubt that anyone will be using Java 9 in production come June.
>> 
>> If Oracle decides to provide support outside of what they have publicly
>> stated of course they can do that, but I doubt you or I will ever know
>> about it. I suspect most open source projects will take them at their word
>> and more or less ignore non-LTS releases.
>> 
> 
> This sounds like Oracle's way of trying to get more money from Java 6/7/8
> and also declaring Java 9/10 DOA and Java 11 as the next release to use.
> This is all awful. MR jars, Modules, and now this. What a stinking pile :-(

And now you understand why I brought this up. I guess I am encouraging that we 
make an “editorial” comment on our web site by way of saying how much of a pita 
this is and how Log4j is going to deal with it. And we apologize in advance for 
how this may effect our users.

Ralph

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