Java min version for master sources?

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at
Tue May 21 09:54:05 UTC 2019

On 21/05/2019 11:48, Samuel Mehrbrodt wrote:
> Why not have a separate minumum java version for development?
> We could require Java 8 for the dev/build machines, but produce java 6 
> bytecode.
> So for end users nothing changes (Java 6 still supported), but 
> developers can make use of new java features.

Not sure I understand you.  How can developers use e.g. Java API 
features only present since Java 8 when we target users with Java 6 

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