Bye bye maven <evil> jobs that require java < 8 !!!
I just don't like to have such change in a minor release.
Otherwise +1

Le jeudi 13 octobre 2016, Baptiste Mathus <m...@batmat.net> a écrit :

> Hey folks,
>
> As we've been discussing that again on IRC recently, we thought it might
> be a good time to discuss that subject again. Latest thread about that I
> could find is already 18+ months old
> <https://groups.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!msg/jenkinsci-dev/sw_WepGw0Pk/E-J3oCm50o8J>
> .
>
> In the meantime, Java 7 has now long been EOLed since mid 2015 (see
> https://java.com/en/download/faq/java_7.xml for details).
>
> Also, many if not all of us very often advise users to just use Java 8
> everytime they can to run Jenkins. We use it to build Jenkins (though
> generating 7 bytecode).
>
> Not EOLed, removed PermGen, Lambdas, Default Methods, etc., many reasons
> to update to JDK 8 from the Ops and Dev perspectives.
>
> IMO, it's time to move on. Jenkins can very easily use another JDK version
> for builds, so I don't think there're compelling reasons to keep supporting
> Java 7.
>
> The common argument that "big" companies won't then be able to use Jenkins
> anymore just does not hold IMO for at least two reasons: we know some very
> big shops just using Jenkins with Java 8 without any issue, and the most
> conservative companies are anyway, as always, probably still running
> already (very) old versions of Jenkins. They will just catch that train
> later.
>
> WDYT?
>
> -- Baptiste
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