Details

    • Type: Task
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.0
    • Component/s: None
    • Labels:

      Description

      Java 7 was released in July 2011, it hasn't received public updates since April 2015, Java 8 was released in March 2014 and Java 9 is scheduled to be released in July 2017.

      The last public release of JDK 7 by Oracle contains a large number of known security vulnerabilities and Java 8 introduces a number of
      compelling features and we will soon have to support Java 9 so it would be good to drop support for Java 7 in 2017. The actual timing would depend on when we release the next major release of Kafka.

      More details can be found in the KIP:

      https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/KIP-118%3A+Drop+Support+for+Java+7+in+Kafka+0.11

        Attachments

          Issue Links

            Activity

              People

              • Assignee:
                ijuma Ismael Juma
                Reporter:
                ijuma Ismael Juma
              • Votes:
                0 Vote for this issue
                Watchers:
                3 Start watching this issue

                Dates

                • Created:
                  Updated:
                  Resolved: