Heads Up: JDK 7 Linux platforms moving to Fedora 9
Weijun.Wang at Sun.COM
Fri Dec 19 09:15:50 UTC 2008
Martin Buchholz wrote:
> build 42 has come, and the JDK binaries no longer work on my
> system (32-bit Ubuntu dapper). java -version gives
> an instant crash with "floating point exception".
> Not very friendly.
> I have always liked the fact that in the past Sun's JDK engineers
> put in great effort to ensure that JDK binaries work on
> a large variety of systems, generally by being built on
> some old unloved machine in the closet.
> I believe using Fedora 9 for official binaries is
> excessively aggressive.
> Like the JDK itself, operating systems (like Ubuntu
> "Long Term Support") tend to have about a
> 5-year support lifespan. Fedora 9 is just too young.
> I suggest using a build machine that, like Ubuntu dapper,
> has a glibc 2.3, which was the first release with NPTL.
> More specifically, I recommend glibc 2.3.6.
> Or more generally, try to support popular platforms
> for at least 5 years of life.
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 20:31, Xiomara Jayasena
> <Xiomara.Jayasena at sun.com> wrote:
>> The official Release Engineering builds for JDK 7 will be moving from the
>> following OSs:
>> *32 bit builds*
>> *From: *RH AS 2.1 to Fedora 9
>> *64 bit builds*
>> *From: *SUSE 8 to: Fedora 9
>> All required Makefile changes are in place, there are still other items
>> that are still being investigated for this OS upgrade to happen but wanted
>> to inform of the changes that are on the way.
>> *When:* It is expected that this change will happen by build 42.
>> Please let me know if there are any questions.
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