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Re: Java 1.4

From: Craig Ringer <ringerc(at)ringerc(dot)id(dot)au>
To: Mikko Tiihonen <mikko(dot)tiihonen(at)nitorcreations(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Java 1.4
Date: 2012-05-21 08:06:46
Message-ID: 4FB9F796.2070604@ringerc.id.au (view raw or flat)
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On 05/18/2012 08:42 PM, Mikko Tiihonen wrote:
> On 05/18/2012 03:39 PM, Jesper Pedersen wrote:
>> On 05/18/2012 06:19 AM, Dave Cramer wrote:
>>> After talking to a few folks here at pgcon I think it's time to move
>>> on and stop supporting 1.4. There's even some talk that we don't need
>>> to support 1.5 either.
>>
>> I would target JDK 6 (although it is EOL later this year) and JDK 7.
>>
>> Maybe do one last release of current master with all JDKs available, 
>> and then switch and change the version number to something else, like 
>> -964/974.jar
>> (PostgreSQL/JDK/Build).
>
> The codebase has been Java5+ since March 12 when a commit went in with 
> Java5 generics.

Ah, the Linux kernel approach: break it / remove it, and see if anyone 
screams.

Personally I'm quite a big fan of that approach for the removal of 
legacy cruft and BC.

--
Craig Ringer

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