F22 System Wide Change: Legacy implementations of the Java platform in Fedora

Deepak Bhole dbhole at redhat.com
Tue Feb 24 14:09:02 UTC 2015

* Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at greysector.net> [2015-02-24 09:04]:
> On Tuesday, 24 February 2015 at 14:28, Jiri Vanek wrote:
> [...]
> > There were several attempts in past like "can you please support jdk
> > 7,6...in newer fedoras" and we always told no. When come speech about "do it
> > on your own" suddenly many questions marks raised up.
> > 
> > The last open bug is: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1190137
> > the guy is willing to maintain it.
> Fine, so let him do it and drop the Obsoletes: tag in java-1.8.0-openjdk
> and its successors. You shouldn't arbitrarily block people from
> re-introducing an older branch of any package back into Fedora in the
> first place.

We have no intention of blocking it. The reason for proposing these
restrictions is that the Fedora Java stack will not work with older
JDKs, therefore we need to make sure that it goes not get installed on
the system unless explicitly requested by someone who knows what they
are doing.


> Regards,
> Dominik
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