Heads Up: JDK 7 Linux platforms moving to Fedora 9

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Fri Dec 19 18:37:40 UTC 2008

Hi Mark,

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 09:53, Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp.org> wrote:
> To be honest I think it will be easier to get the distros to do this for
> us. They are much better at it and it saves you from endless discussion
> of which architectures, platforms, compilers, libraries, configure/build
> options, etc need to be supported.

There's the old debate over the "one true binary" vs.
a set of binaries optimized for every particular platform.
Each has their advantages.

> Still, if they were around I would indeed take a look and compare stuff
> a bit with my local builds if I had any strange test failures for
> example.
> Fedora 9 binaries would be fine for me, I am on Fedora 10 already :)
> Although my servers are a mix of Debian stable and CentOS 5.
>> > But how would be tag these builds as "official"?
>> I'm not sure I understand the question.
>> Here "official" means there's been some release engineering love
>> and an expectation of a minimal level of quality.

Let me expand on that a little.
Every "build" coming from Sun has already had
a significant amount of testing applied to it.
For comparative testing, I would like to try the very same binaries
that Sun must have already created.


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