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

Mikolaj Izdebski mizdebsk at redhat.com
Thu Feb 26 08:39:57 UTC 2015

On 02/26/2015 09:31 AM, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> How would that work _exactly_?
>> 1) JDK maintainers announce deprecation in advance and call for
>> volunteers to maintain old JDK
>> 2) when the time of deprecation comes, JDK package is reassigned to new
>> maintainer, if such showed up; no obsoletes are added
> We speak about people that are already Fedora packagers, right? Just sponsoring someone that showed up and let him/her maintain legacy JDK in Fedora is recipe for disaster.

Either could work, but new packagers would need to find a sponsor.
I would have no problem sponsoring someone that shows involvement in
Fedora and has good knowledge about JDK internals, for example OpenJDK
upstream developer.

> For not-yet-packagers they would have to go through the full review-sponsoring process.

No package review is necessary to sponsor new packager.

Mikolaj Izdebski
Software Engineer, Red Hat
IRC: mizdebsk

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