[Biojava-l] [Biojava-dev] Increasing Java version requirement for BioJava

Sam Hokin shokin at carnegiescience.edu
Thu Jan 14 16:58:32 UTC 2016

Yeah, I'll retract my "Java 7" vote since that was based on Ubuntu providing Java 7 at the current time. I stay up to date with 
Ubuntu versions, so I'll be on Java 8 when BioJava goes to 8. And Fedora (my main bioinformatics platform) is already providing 8 
from the distro.

On 01/14/2016 12:35 AM, Spencer Bliven wrote:
> Good information, Jose. If Ubuntu is switching to Java 8 in April then I think that seals the deal for using 8 for all
> development after the February release.
> I still don't see the point of dictating Java 7 for the 4.2 release, but it does sound like it will impact relatively few users.

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