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Re: Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, Release #131 (2019.07)

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From:
Darren Duncan
Date:
July 18, 2019 04:04
Subject:
Re: Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, Release #131 (2019.07)
Message ID:
4e42de66-9e90-1871-f65f-7f5db3b3be0b@darrenduncan.net
On 2019-07-17 2:18 p.m., Aleks-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev wrote:
> On behalf of the Rakudo development team, I’m very happy to announce the
> July 2019 release of Rakudo Perl 6 #131. Rakudo is an implementation of
> Perl 6 on the Moar Virtual Machine[^1].
> 
> New in 2019.07:
>    + SPECIAL NOTES:
>      + Upcoming releases after this one will have a different changelog
> format
>      + Java 9 is now required for JVM backend [ea94966d][8a37b931][b1fac3d6]

I question this decision.  If we're not going to support Java 8, then why not 
make Java 11 the minimum dependency instead of Java 9?  Java 8 and 11 have long 
term support while Java 9 and 10 are already no longer supported.  Who now can 
use Java 9 but not use Java 11? -- Darren Duncan

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