[arch-dev-public] What to do with JRE and JDK?

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 23:40:43 EDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 11:35 AM, Eduardo Romero <k3nsai at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, I have been in discussion with Andreas Radke about the JRE and JDK
> packages. Here is the thing, they are both greatly outdated, they are at
> u7 when the latest is u10, both have a pending bug and a pending feature
> request, and both have no maintainer.
> I can't take on neither of them, since I don't need them, so I won't
> test them after upgrade and bug fixing. The bug that needs fixing is a
> very easy one to fix, so no problem from that way, is just the time
> which is the problem.
> Now, we have an option, should we keep it in extra where some developer
> in search of an orphan to adopt for his collection can take care of it,
> or should we move it to Community/AUR?

Looks like no developers are really expressing interest in this. Java
seems like a pretty important package to have in the official repos,
but if no one is willing to maintain it we have ourselves a problem.

Is there a TU that is willing to take these packages on for community?


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