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

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sun May 27 16:58:14 PDT 2012

On 05/28/2012 01:55 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> On 28/05/2012 12:19 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
>> On 05/27/2012 05:01 PM, Jody Garnett wrote:
>>> I have no guidance until you sort out the issue of Java with all of 
>>> the GeoTools based projects. There was recent interest in 
>>> configuring a build box against OpenJDK 7 (no interest has been 
>>> shown in OpenJDK 6). I would recommend catching up with Ben on this 
>>> subject (as he seems to be the only community member with hardware 
>>> to donate for the activity). We could also talk to SAC and see if 
>>> they would be willing to run a "jenkins" build box?
>>> I think the best you can hope for is to make these applications 
>>> available with a note they are running in an "unsupported" 
>>> configuration. If you have volunteers willing to test; you may be 
>>> able to detect failures and bump them from the release.
>>> For my own part:
>>> - I am unable to investigate a failure in OpenJDK 6. An OpenJDK 7 is 
>>> available for mac now; which may allow me to reproduce any problems 
>>> found in that environment.
>>> - uDig 1.3.2 is being delayed as I recover the build process from a 
>>> transition to Maven which LISAsoft started (thanks!). While 1.3.2 is 
>>> expected shortly; I am having some technical difficulties.
>> Hi Jody,
>> There have been talks around here about selection of OpenJDK version. 
>> It seems that version 6 is default in Xubuntu but on the other hand 
>> version 7 is more compatible with oracle-jdk 7 since they share the 
>> code base.
>> I want to make a motion to move to OpenJDK 7 for the next alpha3 
>> build and see how this works out. It seems that Java based projects 
>> will have to move to 7 at some point in the future anyway...
>> Thoughts?
>> Regards,
>> Angelos
> Angelos,
> I agree with your suggestion. Assuming we can install openjdk 7 using 
> apt-get, I think we should be installing openjdk 7 instead of openjdk 6.
> As Jody explains, it seems that we will have less integration issues 
> moving java applications to openjdk 7.
> At the very least, lets create a test alpha3 release and see.
Hi Cameron,

Yes, openjdk7 is available from mainstream in 12.04. Just not default yet.

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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