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Re: [Java] Upgrading Arrow to JDK 1.8


I don't see particular reason to maintaining JDK 7 compatibility, and am +1
to move to Java 8.

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Andy Grove <Andy.Grove@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> I’m trying to use the parquet-arrow library, which has just been updated
> to use Arrow 0.8.0 but unfortunately I am still running into this issue:
>
> java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.arrow.vector.types.
> pojo.ArrowType$Struct_
>
> The class in the arrow jar is actually `Struct` not `Struct_`.
>
> This is due to Arrow using JDK 7 and Parquet using JDK 8.
>
> I have confirmed this on my forks and have submitted a PR to upgrade Arrow
> to JDK 1.8 but the CI tests are running against both JDK 7 and 8 and
> obviously the JDK 7 tests are failing.
>
> Is there any reason for maintaining JDK 7 compatibility? JDK 7 end of life
> was 3 years ago.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andy.
>
>