stassats at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 14:44:12 UTC 2020
Are these companies willing to sponsor JDK 8 support? If they derive
value from ABCL it's only fair.
On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 5:34 PM Blake McBride <blake at mcbride.name> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 6:35 AM Mark Evenson <evenson at panix.com> wrote:
>> ABCL 1.8.0
>> Under the gathering storms of the Fall 2020, we are pleased to
>> release ABCL 1.8.0 as the Ninth major revision of the
>> This Ninth Edition of the implementation now supports building and
>> running on the recently released openjdk15 platform. This release
>> is intended as the last major release to support the openjdk6,
>> openjdk7, and openjdk8 platforms, for with abcl-2.0.0 we intend to
>> move the minimum platform to openjdk11 or better in order to
>> efficiently [implement atomic memory compare and swap
> My company uses JDK8 and every company I've consulted with still uses JDK8. I have no plans to switch anytime soon and nor do any of the the companies I've consulted with as far as I know. Rather than forcing me to move from JDK8, your exclusion of JDK8 will simply cause me to stop upgrading ABCL.
> According to Wikipedia, Oracle extended support of JDK8 ends in 2030. Support for JDK11 ends in 2026. Other companies like Azul plan to support JDK8 for many years to come.
> Is it really critical for you to drop JDK8?
> Blake McBride
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