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

Guillaume ALAUX guillaume at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 13 17:43:01 EDT 2012

On 13 June 2012 22:02, Leonidas Spyropoulos <artafinde at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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> int main(){printf("%s","\x4c\x65\x6f\x6e\x69\x64\x61\x73");}


Unfortunately tomcat7 won't compile with OpenJDK7. I will have a look
at this (after my holidays next week). This one should be the only of
mine to still require java-environment=6.


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