> On 13.10.2016, at 15:35, Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.conno...@gmail.com>
> Technically, at least on RHEL, OpenJDK 7 still has some legs
> But then given that RHEL supports OpenJDK 6 until the end of this year and we
> have dropped support for Java 6 as of 1.610-ish (technically may be 1.612
> that actually dropped support, and 1.609 was announced to not have support
> for Java 6, even though it did)... do we really care about that data point?
RHEL 5 will leave regular support in March:
RHEL 6 + 7 support Java 8. I don't see this particular distro as a problem. In
general, availability of a supported (old) JRE doesn't mean we should't require
something newer. Absence of a support (new) JRE would be the problem.
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