Require Java 6
Issue Type: Task
Reporter: Patrick Hunt
Assignee: Patrick Hunt
Fix For: 3.1.0
We should require Java 6 for release 3.1.0. At this point there is full java6
support on all major platforms (linux/windows/macosx).
The vast majority of ZooKeeper contributors use Java 6 when developing, and
hence do run into (usually minor) back-compatibility problems.
I believe there are also some benefits regarding JMX (updated spec support in
java6) if we drop java 5.
FWIW: Hadoop Core has also moved to require Java6:
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