[jira] [Commented] (PIVOT-998) Update "trunk" to require Java 8

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[jira] [Commented] (PIVOT-998) Update "trunk" to require Java 8

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Roger Whitcomb commented on PIVOT-998:

First step:  update the compiler source and target to "1.8" in "trunk":
Sending        build.properties
Transmitting file data .done
Committing transaction...
Committed revision 1796667.

> Update "trunk" to require Java 8
> --------------------------------
>                 Key: PIVOT-998
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIVOT-998
>             Project: Pivot
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: all
>    Affects Versions: 2.1
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Roger Whitcomb
>            Assignee: Roger Whitcomb
> Since "trunk" is unreleased as of yet, and Java 8 is quite mature, and Java 9 is due out later this year, and there are features of Java 8 (such as lambdas) that we would like to take advantage of for new development, it seems wise to require Java 8 going forward for the "trunk", while leaving the 2.0.x maintenance branch at Java 6.  Previously we had upgraded to requiring Java 7 for "trunk", but that version is stabilized and no longer being updated...

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