Hi John,

I'm not sure skiping JDK versions is the best approach. It will make installing CDK based tools harder in some environments, where JDK version is not personal choice and update procedures are a bit conservative (read it make take couple of years for the IT department to roll out an update).

Regards,
Nina

On 29 Aug 2014 15:59, "John May" <johnmay@ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
Hi Till,

True - but then there are a lot of companies still use IE 5 and Windows XP. Java 1.7 support is being retired seven months and this was why I think going straight to 1.8 would be better.

Cheers,
J

On Aug 29, 2014, at 1:51 PM, Till Schäfer <till2.schaefer@tu-dortmund.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> Indeed, a requirement on Java 1.8 would be very hard, but i guess "go straight to 1.8" means support 1.8 at all?! Otherwise, there are a lot of computers our there (especially in some companies) who could not provide a very new Java Version (1.8).
>
> Regards,
> Till
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> Am Freitag, 29. August 2014, 05:04:56 schrieb Cyrus Harmon:
>>
>> I’m not sure if this is a compelling reason or not, but the version of the JRE that comes with current MacOS is 1.7, I think.
>>
>> I assume that changing the JDK to 1.8 would necessitate a 1.8 JRE for users, but who knows, maybe that’s not the case.
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> Cyrus
>>
>> On Aug 29, 2014, at 4:38 AM, John May <johnmay@ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I was thinking we should move off 1.6 since it’s no longer supported. I would like to hop 1.7 and go straight to 1.8 since it’s been out a while but wanted some opinions. Would changing the JDK version cause problems for anyone?
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> John
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