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

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Tue Feb 24 14:19:58 UTC 2015

On 02/24/2015 02:58 PM, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> 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 can not do it. It will keep legacy jdks in users system. We don't wont  99% of users to keep 
(unwillingly and unknowingly) old jdks. 99% of users is hepy with one - main - jdk. To provide new 
jdk , we have to obsolate old jdk...

If you have workaround for this, please share. (Sewerin already higlighted it on devel discussion).


More information about the devel mailing list