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

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Wed Oct 29 09:10:52 EDT 2008

Dan McGee wrote:
> 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 Here is the thing, they are both greatly outdated, they are at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?

I'll take these to keep them in extra, if nobody else does. I know I 
rely on them. I'll give it a week and then adopt.

- P

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