JDK 7 status and IcedTea

fernando at lozano.eti.br fernando at lozano.eti.br
Tue Nov 29 11:33:57 UTC 2011

Hi there,

Resuming an old thread, just to clarify one point:

>---- Original Message ----
>From: Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com>
>Sent: Sex, Nov 4, 2011, 12:13 PM
>> 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?
>We haven't got the TCK for Java 7 yet.  We'll certify as soon as
>we do.

This meant the community and/or Red Hat did not get the JSR-336 TCK yet. It doesn't mean there is any problem with license or process that prevents Fedora to get the TCK and certifiy OpenJDK 7 finaries for F16 or a future release.

Am I correct? If I am, is there a timeframe for certified builds? I'd hate having to get Oracle proprietaty binaries just to satisfy bureucratic requirements. :-(

And while we're talking about Java 7, I heard about serious problems preventing some open source packages like Lucene from running under Java 7 on production settings. Anyone on the list can vouch for Java 7 in full production, or can based on experience advise against that? I rememeber all first releases (.1, .3) of JDK were somewat problematic (bugs).

[]s, Fernando Lozano

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