Heads Up: JDK 7 Linux platforms moving to Fedora 9

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Fri Dec 19 09:57:10 UTC 2008

Hi Martin,

On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 00:52 -0800, 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.

Are there any "official" GPL binaries for OpenJDK these days? If there
are it would be interesting to use these for testing against distro
produced binaries. But how would be tag these builds as "official"?



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