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Drop support for Java 7 #70

szpak opened this Issue Nov 14, 2017 · 2 comments


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szpak commented Nov 14, 2017

Java 7 has been EOLed years ago, it's not easily accessible from Oracle, it is deprecated in Gradle 4 and there are issues in using it on Travis.

  • - display warning for Java 7 users
  • - document ability to build with Java 7 while running Gradle with Java 8
  • - switch artifacts compatibility to Java 8

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szpak commented Dec 20, 2017

Newer Gradle 4 versions display deprecation warning about Java 7 which breaks the functional tests (which check for deprecated stuff).

@szpak szpak added this to the 1.3.0 milestone Dec 20, 2017

szpak added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 27, 2018

[#70] Drop support for Java 7
Released binary artifacts require at least Java 8.

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szpak commented Jan 27, 2018

Issues with Java 7:

  • deprecated as of April 2016
  • deprecated in Gradle 4
  • issues issues related to maintaining of regression test harness with different Java versions (some Gradle/PIT version are not Java 9 compatible, some Gradle version doesn't like Java 7 builds)
  • limited availability of Java 7 on CI servers

The Java 7 support has been terminated as of gradle-pitest-plugin 1.3.0 (as a JDK version required to run a Gradle build). The latest version with Java 7 compatible binaries is 1.2.4.

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