F21 System Wide Change: Headless Java
a.badger at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 09:49:57 UTC 2013
On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 09:29:40AM +0100, Stanislav Ochotnicky wrote:
> Quoting Toshio Kuratomi (2013-11-18 17:08:12)
> > On Nov 15, 2013 4:09 AM, "Stanislav Ochotnicky" <sochotnicky at redhat.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Quoting Jaroslav Reznik (2013-11-15 12:28:11)
> > > > * (optional) Mass-change spec files that have "Requires: java" to
> > "Requires:
> > > > java-headless"
> > > >
> > > > Other developers:
> > > > * Modify spec files to have "Requires: java-headless" instead of
> > "Requires:
> > > > java"
> > Could you say a few words about why a java-headless package was chosen
> > instead of java-x11 (as an example name)?
> I believe the term was chosen because it's widely used term in Java world.
> Oracle uses that term in official documentation as well. Last but not least,
> Debian uses that term as well and I see no reason to be different just for the
> sake of it.
I mean (and sorry that I wasn't clear), why the choice to make java-headless
the special case? Especially if (as it appears from the reply to Jerry
James), most packages in Fedora will only need the headless version.
(So the headless version would be the java package, The version with the
gui nevironmen deps would be java-x11 or similar).
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