Should the Java version not be a setting of the application instead of a preference setting?

Now that Java is cranking up it's versions we encounter the problem that we carefully have to manage the preference settings. Currently most of our customers are on Java 6 but one customer is using Java7 due to TLS 1.2 which is a pain in Java 6 and 8 already has beta support from Mendix. So we started cleaning up our code to make sure it also works in 7. But since this is a preference setting of the modeller mistakes are made easily. Should this setting not be transferred to the server setting? Because then I could support the main line in Java 6 while a have a branch where I can update the code to 7 and choose a different server setting for this. Regards, Ronald
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