Java min version for master sources?

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at
Tue May 21 09:45:24 UTC 2019

On 21/05/2019 11:15, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
> Increasing the baseline should mainly be a compatible change, as old 
> code (e.g., extensions) should continue to work with newer Java 
> installations.  The only drawback is that code compiled against the 
> newer baseline (e.g., the URE jars from our builds being distributed 
> somewhere on the Maven infrastructure?) cannot be used with older Java 
> installations.

...and of course we need to bump the minimal supported versions at 
jvmfwk/distributions/OpenOfficeorg/javavendors_*.xml (and bump the 
<updated> elements there, which entails the inconveniences discussed at 
"Note when javavendors_*.xml <updated> should be updated").

And note that we bumped the baseline to Java 6 only rather recently, 
during the LO 6.3 timeframe, see 
"Javavendors: Set minimum version to 1.6" and 
"Minutes of the ESC call 2019-02-07" section "bump java baseline to 1.6 
(Samuel, Thorsten)".

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