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

Mikolaj Izdebski mizdebsk at redhat.com
Wed Feb 25 09:17:11 UTC 2015

On 02/24/2015 06:41 PM, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
> Hello,
>> "java" would be the preferred JRE in Fedora. The package would have no
>> content, but it would have Requires on preferred Fedora JRE, currently
>> java-1.8.0-openjdk. This could be easily changed as default JRE changes.
>> The same is for other binary subpackages of "java", respectively.
>> All system packages would require subpackages of "java" as they do now
>> (unless there is good reason not to). Users that install "java" would
>> get latest JRE, which would be updated to new major versions as they
>> become default. Older JDKs would not be removed during update (unless
>> there is no maintainer and they are obsoleted as currently),
> AFAIK nothing obsoletes a package just because it is orphaned…

If no volunteer shows up for maintenance of old JDK then it would be
deprecated and obsoleted, as it's was done with previous JDK packages.

Mikolaj Izdebski
Software Engineer, Red Hat
IRC: mizdebsk

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