Heads Up: JDK 7 Linux platforms moving to Fedora 9

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Sun Nov 23 03:18:36 UTC 2008

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 17:31, Andrew John Hughes
<gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org> wrote:

> Well F10 is out on Tuesday so choosing F9 seems strange...

Andrew, you appear to live in a different world from the rest of us.
Operating systems generally try to be backward compatible,
so from my point of view using Fedora 9 seems offhand very aggressive.
My rule of thumb was to build production binaries on the oldest
systems you are willing to support.  What developers should use is
a different story.

> But I don't get the point of this mail anyway.  OpenJDK already builds
> fine on F9 and F10 for me.

It is of great interest to me.  In future, if my build is broken,
I will first ask, "How is my system different from Fedora 9?".


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