[Bug 1368094] Re: Please backport openjdk-8 from Xenial to Trusty
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Tue May 9 20:47:30 UTC 2017
As noted by several other people already, Jenkins releases which are
essential for security, performance and feature-availability reasons
require Java 8. Since Ubuntu 14.04LTS is still a current, supported
release it's difficult to understand how a core component of a server
platform like Java would lag behind for such a long time.
Upgrading to Ubuntu 16 is on our roadmap, but it's non-trivial. In the
interim, I have no defensible reason to offer people who are
legitimately concerned about the delay in our plans to upgrade Jenkins.
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