[Live-demo] OpenJDK Only for LiveDVD 5.5?
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 14:26:36 PST 2011
As per email thread below, the OSGeo-Live project is looking for
guidance on what we should do regarding a migration to OpenJDK.
The brief facts:
* Sun Java is not allowed to be packaged into future distributions (like
ubuntu, debian, or OSGeo-Live). Instead, users are expected to download
SunJava from Sun.
* SunJava 7 will be based upon OpenJDK.
* OpenJDK is reportedly much better than previous OpenJDK versions.
* OSGeo-Live v5.5 (released in March 2012) will be based upon the older
Xubuntu 10.04, so at a pinch, we can still use Sun java, (but won't be
able to accept security updates). For OSGeo-Live v6.0 (Sept 2012), we
intend to use Xubuntu 12.04, and hence will only be able to use OpenJDK.
* OSGeo-Live is space limited, and we strongly prefer to only include
one flavour of java, otherwise we need to remove some of our windows
So bottom line is that java applications which wish to be included in
Linux distributions will need to support OpenJDK soon, and this is
coming to a head as we package OSGeo-Live.
Questions for Geotools developers:
1. Do geotools based applications work on OpenJDK now?
2. Is it possible to migrate geotools based applications to OpenJDK?
3. Can such migration happen before Feb 2012 (for OSGeo-Live 5.5)?
We can help with testing packaged applications, but are looking for
guidance from projects on where we should be focusing our energy.
On 31/12/11 19:34, Jody Garnett wrote:
> An easy one is to add the extensions into libs/ext and then run uDig
> without its "jre" folder so it uses the system default.
> Geosolutions (i.e. Simone or Andrea) is the best point of contact with
> respect to compatibility with OpenJDK. Personally I was not going to
> bother until Java 7 or Java 8.
> You could also try talking to Andrea Antonello who at least uses Linux
> and may be able to test?
> If you want you can also contact me officially as "GeoTools Officer"
> and I will take the question to the geotools-devel email list for you.
> However I expect I need a more than "Open JDK" (this page for example
> does not give me much to work from http://openjdk.java.net/install/).
> Jody Garnett
> On Friday, 30 December 2011 at 9:02 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Jody and others,
>> Do you know if anyone has tested the viability of using OpenJDK with
>> JAI/ImageIO/ImageIO-EXT (with the geotools based applications)?
>> What would be involved in testing this? Who would know how?
>> On 30/12/11 20:29, Jody Garnett wrote:
>>> Need to check out how well or poorly OpenJDK does with the JAI /
>>> ImageIO / ImageIO-EXT combo for geotools based apps.
>>> Jody Garnett
>>> On Friday, 30 December 2011 at 6:48 PM, Brian Hamlin wrote:
>>>> jsanz tells me that GeoNetwork is also running well under OpenJDK for
>>>> let this thread be an entrypoint for Java-app contacts to express their
>>>> enthusiasm, dismay, pain, resignation or otherwise on the adaptation
>>>> of an OpenJDK-only LiveDVD release
>>>> best regards from Berkeley, California
>>>> Brian Hamlin
>>>> OSGeo California Chapter
>>>> 415-717-4462 cell
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>> Cameron Shorter
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