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

Armando M. Baratti ambaratti.listas at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 20:29:43 EDT 2012

On 13-06-2012 19:08, Armando M. Baratti wrote:
> On 13-06-2012 18:43, Guillaume ALAUX wrote:
>> 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.
>>> -- 
>>> Caution: breathing may be hazardous to your health.
>>> #include <stdio.h>
>>> int main(){printf("%s","\x4c\x65\x6f\x6e\x69\x64\x61\x73");}
>> Hello,
>> 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.
>> -- 
>> Guillaume
> Hi,
> Many internet banking applications here in Brazil need JDK6.
> I'll check if this is still valid for my bank (that's a very popular 
> one), but others may cease to work.
> Armando
Hum ...

It seems the R&D people at my bank have updated the internet banking 
application and now it works with SDK7.
Anyway I don't know about other applications like this, here in Brazil 
and elsewhere...


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