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

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Wed Oct 29 23:37:36 EDT 2008

Eduardo Romero wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 09:10 -0400, Paul Mattal wrote:
>>> 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
> Geoffroy Carrier is a TU and wants to take them, as far as I understood
> from his personal email to me. But well, I do understand the importance
> of this packages in extra, I just am concerned for the quality and
> maintenance of the packages, when no developer has real interest in
> them. Also, I was pointed out in the discussion I had with Andreas, that
> openjdk6 is the future. And is what we want to support.
> But well, the discussion can still go on here. So just tell me what is
> it going to be? There is one user that would gladly take them to
> community. But the point of maintaining them in extra is valid as well.

You know, I think it's more in the spirit of the thing to let Geoffroy 
take them. The person with the desire is likely to do a better job.

I'm fine with letting them go to community if others are. If I still 
find them in extra after the week, I'll adopt them-- or at least update 
them one-time until we sort out the longer term.

- P

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