This is just testing... can't you have a java7 tests folder? you would be able 
to still have java7 specific tests.

On Sep 24, 2014, at 7:13 AM, Robbie Gemmell <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> With Qpid 0.30 we have made the move to requiring Java 7+. Currently,
> proton still allows for use of Java 6, so I wonder what peoples thoughts
> are on the timing of a similar move for Proton? I'd personally like to do
> it soon since Java 6 is EOL, but if not then I think we should at least
> decide when we will.
> Robbie
> Background:
> I committed a patch yesterday which contained some Java 7 API usage in its
> tests, and subsequently broke the ASF Jenkins jobs that are still using
> Java 6 (I'm using 8). Having now noticed this I updated the test to make it
> compile and run on Java 6, unfortunately having to disable use of some of
> the input aimed at testing the defect in question. Everything now compiles
> and the test in question passes, but the overall test run is still failing
> because it turns out some other new changes in recent days mean there are
> now a couple of URL tests which fail on Java 6 (but work on Java 8).

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