Heads Up: JDK 7 Linux platforms moving to Fedora 9

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Fri Dec 19 18:53:20 UTC 2008

2008/12/19 Martin Buchholz <martinrb at google.com>:
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 01:57, Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp.org> wrote:
>> Are there any "official" GPL binaries for OpenJDK these days?
> No, but I encourage Sun and encourage others to encourage Sun
> to provide those, at least for Linux where there is a community that cares.

No, it's still not even possible to build Free binaries with raw
OpenJDK as the sound and SNMP plugs are required.  IcedTea7 fixes this
of course and provides Gervill.

For OpenJDK6, it's definitely possible and should be being done to
properly promote the spirit of OpenJDK.  If you're going to use a
proprietary plug with OpenJDK6, you may as well just use 6u10 or
whatever anyway.

>> If there
>> are it would be interesting to use these for testing against distro
>> produced binaries.
> That is the primary purpose for me - comparative testing.
> (For the same reason, "proprietary" JDK builds are also valuable
> for open source developers)

Hmmm I wonder why -- is this for some real need or because they don't
realise what is being shipped in their distro these days?

>> 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.

Sounds like a distro build IMO.

> Martin

Andrew :-)

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