[Live-demo] Which version of openjdk should be included on OSGeo-Live 6.0?

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 10:02:04 PDT 2012

On 06/05/2012 01:09 AM, Hamish wrote:
> Angelos wrote:
>>> What should be our policy in case of a project still
>>> dependent on openjdk6 close to release date? Shall we
>>> exclude it from the disk for version 6.0?
> Cameron wrote:
>> I'd like hear back from projects before we make this call.
>> I think our options are:
>> 1. Only ship with openjdk7 and expect all projects to
>> migrate to openjdk7. This would be my preference if
>> possible, as we will be able to save disk space, which we
>> can use for including new applications.
>> 2. Ship with openjdk6 and 7, and have applications select
>> which version they are using in their startup script. This
>> will probably require all java applications to update their
>> startup script to select the java version they require
>> during initialisation.
> since the 'default-jdk' package on Ubuntu 12.04 is depending on
> openjdk-6-jdk, it seems a mixed message to then penalize projects
> for "doing the right thing" by using the official OS sources,
> when we're trying to encourage packaging into the OS.
> Hamish
> .
Yes, this is exactly why I suggested using the default jdk initially.

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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