Many users continue to deploy Flume on Java 6. If people want to run Flume against Java 7, it will work, but we cannot drop support for compiling/running with Java 6.
On Apr 14, 2013, at 8:08 PM, Israel Ekpo <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I was reading the following excerpt from the Oracle website a couple of
> days ago and I was wondering when the project plans to move to Java 7.
> In the POM, the maven compiler plugin is set to Java 6.
> For the 1.4 release, it would be nice for us to move to the latest version
> of Java that will continue to have security updates.
> After February 2013, Oracle will no longer post updates of Java SE 6 to its
> public download sites. All Java 6 releases up to and including 6u43 will be
> moved to the Java Archive on the Oracle Technology Network, where they will
> remain available but not receive updates. Oracle recommends that users
> migrate to Java 7 in order to continue receiving public updates and
> security enhancements.