[arch-general] time to drop openjdk6 ?

Nabil Freij nabil.freij at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 13:46:05 EDT 2012

What about building an android rom image? I believe that still needs


On 14 June 2012 19:37, David C. Rankin <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com>wrote:

> On 06/13/2012 12:32 PM, Andreas Radke wrote:
>> Oracle has declared JRE/JDK7 the preferred one over JRE/JDK6. So it
>> should be now stable enough to replace Java6 for everyone also in the
>> OpenJDK community releases.
>> I'm asking if there's somebody still in the need to use openjdk6 for
>> certain apps that fail to run with openjdk7? If so please report it
>> upstream.
>> I know there's are still some commercial java apps that will only run
>> on the Oracle JRE6 or JRE7 but I ask only if somebody prefers openjdk6
>> in our repos over java7-openjdk.
>> I'd like to drop openjdk6 when the next security update will be
>> released if possible.
>> -Andy
> Andy,
>  The only issue I've run into lately is the build requirement of 'libhpi'.
> I can't recall which package needed it, but it was only available in
> openjdk6 and is dropped from 7. I don't know how many other libs differ
> between 6 & 7, but for all packages that need libhpi openjdk6 is still
> required.
> --
> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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