is the openjdk-r ppa trustworthy?
mohamed.m.m.hafez at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 20:10:16 UTC 2015
Good to know, thank you Matthias!
On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Matthias Klose <doko at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On 02.12.2015 18:37, Martin Buchholz wrote:
>> (adding the people who would know)
>> I don't think any Ubuntu backport is official until it shows up in e.g.
>> trusty-backports (and it's not there (yet))
>> On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 7:56 AM, Mohamed Hafez <
>> mohamed.m.m.hafez at gmail.com>
>> I've seen a ton of blogs saying Java 8 is now available to Ubuntu 12.04 &
>>> 14.04 through the ppa openjdk-r. My question is how trustworthy is this
>>> ppa? Is it run by people from openjdk or ubuntu or something, or is it
>>> some random source? Looking at https://launchpad.net/~openjdk-r it looks
> well, somehow ;) It's not updated on a regular basis (although I updated
> it today again), and there might be errors and/or packaging bugs. However
> you'll see the test results for the jtreg tests in the build logs, and the
> summaries in the packages.
> I didn't hear back from the guy wanting to do the backport (TJ). Things
> might change with the 16.04 LTS release, when Canonical starts committing
> to the security support for openjdk-8.
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