Change made via https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PROTON-1913

Robbie

On 10 August 2018 at 12:39, Robbie Gemmell <robbie.gemm...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Not really, no. For proton-j there has been CI jobs with 7 and 8, and
> for qpid-jms there is currently CI to some extent for 8, 9, and 10
> (weighted toward 8) but I think most usage and other testing of both
> is on Java 8. For a very long time now the only thing I've used Java 7
> for is to do the release builds of things where that was the min
> required version.
>
> Given the comments made thus far, I'll be making the change to require
> Java 8 shortly.
>
> Robbie
>
> On 8 August 2018 at 21:59, Rob Godfrey <rob.j.godf...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> +1 on ending support for Java 7 in Proton-J
>>
>> Do we actually document anywhere which versions of Java we "support"/have
>> tested on for the various Java components?  On a cursory look through the
>> website and READMEs I didn't see anything, except for the AMQP 0-x JMS
>> client claiming to support "Java 7 and above",  in practice I doubt there
>> has been much "official" testing with anything above Java 8.  Inspecting
>> the pom files of other components showed that they required at least Java
>> 8, I didn't immediatey spot much in the way of documentation.
>>
>> -- Rob
>>
>> On Wed, 8 Aug 2018 at 20:08, mibo <m...@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>> At least from my personal opinion I agree to end the support for Java 7.
>>> So Java 7 itself is also not supported anymore [1].
>>>
>>> Kind regards, Michael
>>>
>>> [1]: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/eol-135779.html
>>>
>>> > Am 08.08.2018 um 20:04 schrieb Robbie Gemmell <robbie.gemm...@gmail.com
>>> >:
>>> >
>>> > I think this is probably as much a notice as a discussion, however...
>>> >
>>> > In a previous mail thread [1] some 20 months ago, I proposed requiring
>>> > Java 8 support for some components, particularly the JMS client ahead
>>> > of its 0.20.0 release, for which the change [2] was made days later
>>> > given the support voiced.
>>> >
>>> > At the time I said I didnt mind proton-j sticking on Java 7 a bit
>>> > longer, even though most uses of it I was aware of would/did already
>>> > require 8 at the time. It has now been 'a bit' longer and the switch
>>> > has never been made, and I'd say its time it was. I'm no longer
>>> > familiar with any usage of proton-j that doesn't itself require Java 8
>>> > already. 8 is getting on in years itself now and 11 is almost upon us
>>> > as the next long lasting version.
>>> >
>>> > Thoughts? I'll proceed with the change soon unless there are
>>> > compelling arguments otherwise.
>>> >
>>> > Robbie
>>> >
>>> > [1]
>>> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/00b8f739bd5a653ebb1ce096566fdaf35b0c8cfe749b2ba81bf7c38c@%3Cusers.qpid.apache.org%3E
>>> > [2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/QPIDJMS-248
>>> >
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