On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Aaron Schaefer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
So, my new machine is up and running (and I figured out my previous packaging issues!)...so I'm updating my jGnash package (http://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/i686/jgnash/) to the latest release and there is also currently a bug report on the package (http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/16665). The bug report correctly states that jGnash will not run with openjdk6 (jre works just fine), so what is the current policy for handling that fact?
I know that no other packages depend on jre directly, and the prefered method is now java-runtime, but doesn't that mean that openjdk6 users will just have this software silently fail? Also, if you're building an i386 package on an x86_64 machine, is there an easy way to test the software to make sure that it's actually working on i386? Thanks in advance...
-- Aaron "ElasticDog" Schaefer
I don't know if it is still true (I haven't tested with the latest release, but I'm pretty sure it is still a problem), but Aptana also has problems with OpenJDK6. It installs just fine with it, but running it is a whole different story, and bugs pop out everywhere when using OpenJDK6. Would it be appropriate to make it depend on JRE instead?