Fwd: Binary plugs download
aph at redhat.com
Fri Nov 26 06:54:13 PST 2010
On 11/26/2010 02:48 PM, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> On 11/25/10 3:15 AM, kevin diggs wrote:
>> The section of the page:
>> for downloading has a heading that says:
>> Linux platform
>> If this is for x86 only then please label it as such (more than having
>> i586 buried in the file/link name).
>> Linux actually runs on quite a lot of different hardware (I got me an
>> ultra2 that can run Linux; a bunch of PowerMacs too. Even a DEC Alpha.
>> That would be a real hoot getting a JDK on that thing. Oh I forgot
>> about the 040 based Quadra 700.).
>> Sorry for the rant. But this kinda pushes my buttons.
> Hm. It's been a long time since I heard of anyone use the binary plugs for anything.
> Certainly neither regular OpenJDK builds nor IcedTea builds do. So if they just serve
> to confuse people to assume they are in some way necessary, maybe we should just remove
> them from the download site for good.
> Any objections?
Why bother? People sometimes want to check out and build old versions.
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