LTS for public releases

Andrew Haley aph at
Sun Nov 12 07:51:36 UTC 2017

On 10/11/17 22:02, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> The criteria above is that the binaries need to be official. Being at
> OpenJDK rather than Oracle is just fine. Being at a location
> completely separate to OpenJDK is not fine.

I suppose this applies to proprietary systems like Windows.  If you
have a GNU/Linux/etc. system you're not well advised to use a
"portable" binary: you'll be using the appropriate package.  (There
are lots of good reasons for this; in particular, it'll have been TCKd
in that environment.)  So the issue of binaries boils down to
Windows/Mac, I think.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
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