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Re: [DISCUSS] java 9 and the future of cassandra on the jdk


> At this point I feel like we should already be
> targeting Java 10 at a minimum.
Barring some surprises from other people supporting 10 longer-term,
wouldn't that be coupling C*'s 4.0 release with a runtime that's
likely EOL shortly after?

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 11:52 AM, Jonathan Haddad <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Java 8 was marked as EOL in the middle of last year, I hope we wouldn't
> require it for Cassandra 4.  At this point I feel like we should already be
> targeting Java 10 at a minimum.
>
> Personally I'd prefer not to tie our releases to any vendor / product /
> package's release schedule.
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 6:49 AM Jason Brown <jasedbrown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> I'm coming to be on-board with #3.
>>
>> One thing to watch out for (we can't account for it now) is how our
>> dependencies choose to move forward. If we need to upgrade a jar (netty,
>> for example) due to some leak or vulnerability, and it only runs on a
>> higher version, we may be forced to upgrade the base java version. Like, I
>> said we can't possibly foresee these things, and we'll just have to make a
>> hard decision if the situation arises, but just something to keep in mind.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 5:39 AM, Josh McKenzie <jmckenzie@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > >
>> > > 3) Release 4.0 for Java 8, *optionally* branch 4.1 for Java 11 later
>> >
>> > This seems like the best of our bad options, with the addition of
>> > "optionally".
>> >
>> >
>> > On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 8:12 AM, Gerald Henriksen <ghenriks@xxxxxxxxx>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > > On Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:54:23 +0000, you wrote:
>> > >
>> > > >I think Michael is right. It would be impossible to make everyone
>> follow
>> > > >such a fast release scheme, and supporting it will be pressured onto
>> the
>> > > >various distributions, M$ and Apple.
>> > > >On the other hand https://adoptopenjdk.net has already done a lot of
>> > the
>> > > >work and it's already rumoured they may take up backporting of
>> > > security/bug
>> > > >fixes. I'd fully expect a lot of users to collaborate around this (or
>> > > >similar), and there's no reason we couldn't do our part to contribute.
>> > >
>> > > A posting on Reddit yesterday from someone from adoptopenjdk claimes
>> > > that they will be doing LTS releases starting with Java 11, and there
>> > > should be updates to their website to reflect that soon:
>> > >
>> > > https://www.reddit.com/r/java/comments/86ce66/java_long_term_support/
>> > >
>> > > So I guess a wait and see to what they commit could be worthwhile.
>> > >
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