[fedora-java] Headless JRE in Fedora
jreznik at redhat.com
Thu Oct 24 10:54:07 UTC 2013
----- Original Message -----
> Quoting Jiri Vanek (2013-10-21 18:45:46)
> > Hi all!
> > With
> > https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/java-1.7.0-openjdk-184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11.fc20
> > 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
For me, this sounds really as something System Wide Change should be created.
It's interesting Change from marketing POV, but requires quite a lot of
coordination across the distribution/project.
Jiri, please, take a look on https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Policy
and cooperate with Java SIG on it.
> > 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, don't CC their ML
> it's going to get lost
>  https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/
> Stanislav Ochotnicky <sochotnicky at redhat.com>
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