Please stop incrementing the classfile version number when there are no format changes

Cédric Champeau cedric.champeau at
Fri Oct 11 15:03:53 UTC 2019

Le ven. 11 oct. 2019 à 16:57, Dalibor Topic <dalibor.topic at> a
écrit :

> On a side note, some people might think that once a JDK release comes
> out, only then everyone in the broader ecosystem can start to scramble
> to be able to support it. That's not correct.
> Agreed

(For example, Groovy 2.5.7 with ASM 7.1. was released two months later,
> on May 12th. [1])
> Unfortunately we couldn't upgrade Groovy because of regressions. It's
always hard when you have to choose between breaking some user builds and
supporting cutting edge Java...

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