Re: Upcoming guava 20 update

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On 02/02/2018 12:44 PM, Michael Šimáček wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm going to update guava in rawhide to version 20. This will break a
> few packages, but most of them should be easy to patch.
> Most of the failures I've seen were due to removal of emptyIterator
> method, which can be replaced by Collections.emptyIterator().
> See [1] and [2] for the list of deprecated elements of previous
> versions, which usually tells you what is the replacement.
> You may notice that guava 20 is not the latest release. The reason I
> want to update to version 20 first is that guava 21 changes the minimal
> required Java version to 8, which would effectively raise the
> requirement for all the dependent packages. For packages like maven,
> that would be a regression. Therefore I want to do these steps:
> 1) Update guava to version 20 (latest Java 7 compatible)
> 2) Create a guava20 compat package
> 3) Rebuild selected packages against the compat one
> 4) Update guava to latest upstream version

That's a good plan, thanks for working on the update.

Mikolaj Izdebski
Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
IRC: mizdebsk
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