[fedora-java] Headless JRE in Fedora

Stanislav Ochotnicky sochotnicky at redhat.com
Thu Oct 24 09:08:01 UTC 2013

Quoting Jiri Vanek (2013-10-21 18:45:46)
> Hi all!
> With https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/java-1.7.0-openjdk- beeing stable, 
> would like to make this more visible:
> The jdk in Fedora, being inspired in Debian, now supports headless version. During the life of F20 
> (as in f21 all expected packages should be correctly headless)i would like to recommend all java 
> packages maintainers, who do not need audio, or X or whatever (this is still "on QA" on our side) 
> to swap theirs dependence to java-headless.
> Alos, maintainers, please do not forget, that when you update your package, also packages you are 
> depending on must become "just hedless dependent". Anyway - all libraries should be jut java-headless :)
> I would like to suggest especially wildFly and tomcat to try to migrate asap, as this change was 
> designed for them :)

They can't. Several reasons:

    * Packaging guidelines clearly state BR/R: java
    * Maven packages have automatically generated requires on java (or

To *really* make use of java-headless few things need to happen:
    * guidelines have to be updated
    * java-packages have to be changed to R: java-headless by default
    * Maven packages are rebuilt
    * packages not built with maven are migrated manually
    * leaf applications make sure they have R: java

> Btw - the update above is now somehow stuck - it not in testing, nor in updates. Maybe the relengs 
> can help.

If you need to get in touch with rel-engs file a ticket[1], don't CC their ML or
it's going to get lost

[1] https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/

Stanislav Ochotnicky <sochotnicky at redhat.com>
Software Engineer - Developer Experience

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