OpenJDK 8 adoption in Fedora and Debian Linux distributions
martijnverburg at gmail.com
Tue May 6 12:38:44 UTC 2014
Great idea - I see the Fedora maintainer has already been on the IRC
channel getting some assistance, I'll add these two projects to the list.
On 3 May 2014 08:30, dalibor topic <dalibor.topic at oracle.com> wrote:
> with JDK 8 out of the door, Linux distributions like Fedora and Debian are
> looking to package it, and maybe even migrate to it in their future
> releases. A part of what packagers do when they introduce a new major
> version of the JDK into their operating systems is to try to 'rebuild the
> world from source' to try to shake out possible issues using the new JDK -
> accordingly they tend to find slightly different issues from developers
> testing how well their projects run on a new JDK version.
> You can track the progress of the Fedora packagers on the java-devel
> mailing list in a thread starting at https://lists.fedoraproject.
> org/pipermail/java-devel/2014-April/005187.html , and the efforts of the
> Debian packagers in a thread starting on the debian-java list here:
> For the purposes of extending our successful QA outreach to a broader set
> of FOSS projects, I think those development libraries, which have been
> indicated in both efforts as requiring a second look wrt to building and
> running flawlessly with JDK 8, would be a great pool to consider reaching
> out to, and encourage to test early and regularly on upcoming JDK releases.
> dalibor topic
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