[arch-general] time to drop openjdk6 ?
daniel.wallace at gatech.edu
Mon Jun 18 16:33:49 EDT 2012
On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 06:46:05PM +0100, Nabil Freij wrote:
> 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.
as another point on this... don't you also need gcc 4.4 as well? I am
fairly certain you cannot build it with gcc 4.7 and possibly not 4.6
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