[hibernate-dev] ORM 5.1 vs compatibility with Java 6

Sanne Grinovero sanne at hibernate.org
Tue Feb 13 12:24:59 EST 2018

Is Hibernate ORM 5.1 still meant to be compatible with Java 6?

The readme seems to promise that it should be, but it's not: I
happened to try compiling it and it failed, as some recent changes are
using JDK classes which have been introduced in 7.

Turns out it builds fine for Andrea an Chris, as they don't have the
JAVA6_HOME variable set: in this case the build will be lenient: log a
warning and move on.

I guess the same was done by all others on the team? CI is not
checking this either.

Wondering if you all feel like it's worth fixing branch 5.1, or if
it's a dead branch anyway.


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