JDK 7 status and IcedTea

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Fri Nov 4 14:12:20 UTC 2011

On 11/04/2011 02:05 PM, fernando at lozano.eti.br wrote:
> I saw messages on the archives stating that OpenJDK 7 would be the default
> Java for Fedora, such as:
> http://osdir.com/ml/fedora-devel-list/2011-08/msg01586.html
> But the features page states that OpenJDK 6 will be the default, which
> OpenJDK 7 as an optional preview:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Java7
> Which is correct? There was any FESCo decision about this?

Yes, there was.  OpenJDK 7 is a tech preview.

> I also see that we have IcedTea 2.0. Will Fedora OpenJDK 7 be based on
> IcedTea 2 or on java.net OpenJDK 7 sources?

The preview of Fedora's OpenJDK 7 is based on the IcedTea7 Forest.
The rest is TBD.

> And what about certification? Is there a TCK for Java 7? Will OpenJDK 7 on
> Fedora be certified for Fedora 16 at release or at a later update?
> []s, Fernando Lozano

We haven't got the TCK for Java 7 yet.  We'll certify as soon as
we do.


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