As of today the Netty 5 development is based on Java 11. We are approaching end of 2021 and most probably Netty 5 will be released in late 2021 or early 2022 (this is my speculation).
Java 11 EOL is scheduled for September 2023
Java 17 EOL is scheduled for September 2026 (Premier Support Until), September 2029 (Extended Support Until)
So my question is what Java version do you plan as a minimum version for Netty 5.
Another interesting question is:
There are use cases where Netty 4 and Netty 5 should work in one and the same JVM process. As of today both versions have the same package name and this might create collisions and also natives might clash.
What is your recommendation for Netty 4 and Netty 5 working in one and the same JVM?
Thanks a lot,