Java min version for master sources?

Michael Stahl mst at
Tue May 21 09:57:17 UTC 2019

On 21.05.19 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.

you could make use of new Java language features, but not new JDK 
library features, which was the problem in this case.

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