[Live-demo] Re: which java version to use in 6.0

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 14:55:07 PDT 2012

On 04/30/2012 12:46 AM, Hamish wrote:
> Angelos wrote:
>> For Java, I added the default JDK for ubuntu 12.04 which is
>> default-jdk  == openjdk-6-jdk
> ubuntu 12.04 ships both openjdk-6-jdk and openjdk-7-jdk in
> main,
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=precise&keywords=openjdk
Yes I figured this out during testing, both are available. I just 
included the default one to run this first build since the 
install_java.sh was empty :)
> In this case I think it is better we explicitly install the
> version we want rather than relying on the default-jdk
> pacakge.
>> Is there a reason we want openjdk-7 apart from being a newer
>> version?
> openjdk-7 is much more Sun compatible than openjdk-6, in fact
> AFAIU Oracle has made openjdk-7 mainline for java 7.
Ok in that case I suggest we use openjdk-7 for alpha2 and see what 
>> Why version 6 is still the default in ubuntu?
> dunno. you'd have to ask ubuntu. probably the path of least
> pain for them wrt the existing distro pkgs which are not
> sun6->openjdk7 refugees.
> thanks,
> Hamish
> ps- if any install script is including its own jre copy, that's
> unfortunate and it should stop.


Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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