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

Iris Clark iris.clark at oracle.com
Thu Jul 8 19:13:28 UTC 2021

Hi, Erik.

Thanks for the explanation.  I can't say that I'm surprised. I agree that the documentation should continue to explicitly declare the version number.  I hope you find a solution in Gradle.


From: erik.joelsson at oracle.com <erik.joelsson at oracle.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 8, 2021 11:57 AM
To: Iris Clark <iris at openjdk.java.net>; skara-dev at openjdk.java.net <skara-dev at openjdk.java.net>
Subject: Re: RFR: 1102: Document minimum required JDK version 16 for Skara [v2]

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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