RFR: 1102: Document minimum required JDK version 16 for Skara [v2]

erik.joelsson at oracle.com erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Jul 8 18:57:31 UTC 2021

On 2021-07-07 13:23, Iris Clark wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Jul 2021 20:13:23 GMT, Erik Joelsson <erikj at openjdk.org> wrote:
>>> Change documentation to reflect that Skara now requires JDK 16 to build.
>> Erik Joelsson has updated the pull request incrementally with one additional commit since the last revision:
>>    Update example
> README.md line 49:
>> 47: ## Building
>> 48:
>> 49: [JDK 16](http://jdk.java.net/16/) or later and [Gradle](https://gradle.org/)
> How often is the minimum JDK version for Skara updated?  If it's always the last GA'd version of the JDK, perhaps that sort of phrasing should be used instead?

The JDK we use by default is updated quite frequently, but the required 
JDK version has not intentionally been kept at the latest. This has been 
caused by dependencies creeping in. We can't just blindly update either 
as we have to wait for a Gradle version that supports the new JDK 
version. I think we should keep it well defined through documentation, 
but also make the build use the release flag to force compatibility with 
the documented JDK version.

I will see if I can figure out how to change that in Gradle.


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> PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/skara/pull/1195

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