[Live-demo] Which version of openjdk should be included on OSGeo-Live 6.0?
jody.garnett at gmail.com
Mon May 28 19:14:20 PDT 2012
> Yes, I realize that this is a difficult effort. Since we are moving to
> openjdk (due to Oracle licensing change), the question here has been
> which version of openjdk to use. I don't have the illusion that all
> projects will support it soon (and certainly not until osgeo live 6.0),
> but this is the first step :)
I am afraid I missed the GeoTools meeting last night and was unable to add this topic to the Agenda.
I will try and include it for next time; however initial feedback on the email list indicates:
- general support for the idea of testing on more platforms
- automatic windows testing as a bigger issue; one Ben is running a build box for
- no volunteers for hardware to test openjdk on
> One suggestion I have made in the past is to manually install a single
> instance of sun-java on the disk and ask all projects to use this
> version instead of bundling their own jre.
If that version has ImageIO-Ext / GDAL (symbolic links in the jre/bin directory should work) then uDig would be able to use it out of the box; and not ship with its own.
Indeed rather than messing with environmental variables; a symbolic link "ire" can be added to the "udig" application directory pointing to the location of the sun JRE.
> I agree that a code sprint would be a great opportunity to test this.
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