Switch to Java 7
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Description (last modified by Don-vip)
when updating from JRE 6, the update mechanism will not only install the latest version of JRE 7 but will also remove the highest version of JRE 6 on the system. This change will happen when the system is updated via the auto-update mechanism or by checking for updates directly from the Java Control Panel.
In the meanwhile, Linux distributions start to ship OpenJDK7 as their default implementation. Ubuntu ships Java 7 as default since version 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).
Therefore, we will have soon a majority of users that will run JOSM with Java 7. Maybe it is already the case ? What are the current usage statistics ?
Java 7 ships also language improvements and some other features JOSM could use, mainly in parallelism, I/O and rendering:
However, there are some incompabilities that we must check carefully:
So, when do you think we could switch ?
Change History (91)
comment:18 in reply to: ↑ 17 Changed 3 years ago by Don-vip
comment:26 in reply to: ↑ 25 Changed 3 years ago by Don-vip
comment:38 Changed 3 years ago by Don-vip
- Milestone set to 14.05
- Priority changed from normal to major
comment:61 Changed 2 years ago by stoecker
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from new to closed