[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] time to drop openjdk6 ?

Leonidas Spyropoulos artafinde at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 16:02:56 EDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:57 PM, Chris Sakalis <chrissakalis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> not a very important application, and there may be some workarounds,
> but with openjdk7 Minecraft [1] fails to load the correct bundled
> libraries on 64bit. From the exception, it appears that it actually
> tries to load the 32bit libs, but it fails. Again, this is only for
> the bundled lwjgl libraries. Just a small point for keeping openjdk6,
> for the moment.
> --Chris Sakalis
> [1] - https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=39434
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM, Ray Kohler <ataraxia937 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 13.06.2012 21:32, Andreas Radke wrote:
>>> Oracle has declared JRE/JDK7 the preferred one over JRE/JDK6. So it
>> Upstream only yesterday fixed a bug which affects me
>> (http://icedtea.classpath.org//hg/icedtea-web?cmd=changeset;node=40776f2e940f).
>> So I'd be grateful if you would wait until that commit comes down to
>> our icedtea-web-java7 package before dropping icedtea-web.

I think we should move forward to 7. Oracle already announced that
they are moving so the the application must follow. You can always
keep a JRE 6 and JDK 6 locally as optional somewhere else (/opt) or
even at your home folder for your development and for applications and
make alias for them or even load them in your local .profile.

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