Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Yesterday I asked you to vote for the JRE that you're using in production to get an impression whether we need to keep support for Java 1.5. The participation was very good, there were 45 votes in the first two hours. The majority of the voters is using Java 1.7, a second majority is using Java 1.6, almost noone is using Java 1.5, noone is using Java 1.4 or 1.8.
Then, all of a sudden, I realized a decrease in total votes. First they dropped down to 19, now they're at 10. The problem of disappearing votes is known for almost a year. Thank you Google, a warning note on the poll gadget would have been nice!
Here's a replacement that hopefully works better: