Am Fri, 6 Nov 2009 00:29:49 -0500 schrieb Eric Bélanger firstname.lastname@example.org:
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?
In this case, make it depends on jre. You could put a note in the PKGBUILD to explain this dependency. And, when either openjdk or jgnash release new versions, you could test to see if they work fine together so you could switch back the depends to java-runtime.
It would be better to set the dependency to java-runtime instead of jre so that openjdk6 users can install and test jgnash. If jgnash really fails to run with openjdk6 - I hadn't had any problems with openjdk6, yet - then a bug report should be filed to upstream of openjdk6 and/or jgnash.
I don't think it's the matter of downstream to restrict the dependency and to force the user using jre instead of openjdk6.
So, please, change the dependency to java-runtime.