Hi Jonah,

I'll do the following: I'll create a blog entry to ask people what they think about... personally, I think going forward is nice, but I'd like to check with the current user base if that's an issue... (at a time I know Mac OS users had problems updating to more recent versions of Java, and Eclipse 3.2 was the version used by Aptana Studio 2, but I don't think it has to be supported anymore).

So, I'll ask users to be able to give you feedback :)



On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Jonah Graham <jonah@kichwacoders.com> wrote:

I know that PyDev officially supports Eclipse 3.2+[1]/Java 6+ (or
5?)[2], however I would like to use some features of Java 7 (e.g.
java.nio stuff). In addition I would love to be able to use various
apache commons stuff (e.g. StringUtils[3]).

What are the issues/(other?) with supporting older versions of Eclipse/Java/etc?


[1] There is a little bit of code with correct try/catch in
PydevPlugin for supporting Eclipse 4+ if it is available.
[2] On http://pydev.org/download.html it states Jave 6+ (Java 7
recommended), but on http://pydev.org/developers.html for developers
the request is still Java 5 API?
[3] If PyDev did become dependent on apache commons, then I could go
and remove the (then) redundant code in PyDev's StringUtils?

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