OpenJDK level on CentOS?

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Tue Jul 3 12:18:45 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 8:56 AM, Roman Kennke <roman at> wrote:
> From what I can see on:
> The latest is: java-1.6.0-openjdk-
> Regards,
> Roman

Thanks Roman.

And to Andrew, you can see below that I'm not alone asking about the
supported OpenJDK Java release in CentOS...

"After installing CentOS 6.2, I searched the default repositories and
found that OpenJDK 6 was there, but OpenJDK 7 was not. Is there
another repository that has the RPM's for OpenJDK 7? Are there plans
to eventually add it to the default repositories? In the meantime, is
it possible to use the RPMs from another distro such as Fedora? I
would like to avoid having to compile from source."

and the reply:

"RHEL 6.3 was released about 2 days ago and one of the features listed
is that it includes OpenJDK 7 as well as the Oracle and IBM JVMs.
It'll take a while to build CentOS 6.3 from the sources but it should
be available soonish."

I will now ask on the CentOS mailing list and see if I can edit the
wiki to reflect the above info.

Thanks to everyone who replied

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