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Re: [VOTE] JDK 1.7 - Switch for Accumulo 1.6.0
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 5:21 PM, Sean Busbey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Dropping JDK6 support is a pretty big deal.

I don't know that it's as big a deal as many think it is, but it is
certainly big enough to require a vote, I think.

> Is it worth making it a 2.0.0 feature instead of 1.6.0?
> If not, what would be the distinction for a 2.0.0?

Good question. We have not discussed the kinds of big features that
would require updating the major revision number in a release. I don't
think this is it, but if it, then that could be held as a separate

> In the mean time we could explicitly change testing to be on JDK7 instead
> of JDK6 as an initial step.

I don't know what you mean by this. I've been running on JRE7 for
quite some time (at least 6 months). Other than that, what kind of
test procedures are you suggesting?

> On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM, Christopher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Given all the previous discussions about this, and assuming all points
>> and counterpoints have already been sufficiently enumerated, I'd like
>> to put it to a vote, explicitly:
>> Should we switch to JDK 1.7 for Accumulo 1.6.0, to take advantage of
>> newer features (ACCUMULO-905), or should we continue to require that
>> Accumulo 1.6.0 run on JRE 1.6?
>> --
>> Christopher L Tubbs II
>> http://gravatar.com/ctubbsii
> --
> Sean Busbey
> Solutions Architect
> Cloudera, Inc.
Christopher L Tubbs II