java (was: spins size changes)

Raphael Groner raphgro at
Sun May 12 08:31:16 UTC 2013

> Date: Sat, 11 May 2013 14:51:31 -0600
> From: Kevin Fenzi <kevin at>
> To: xfce at
> Subject: Re: spins size changes
> Message-ID: <20130511145131.413d309d at>
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> So, with those changes we are down to 716MB. 
> Close, but still a bit to go. ;( 
> Here's the top 100 packages by size: 
> 130071606 kernel
> 119258764 glibc-common
> 93482517 java-1.7.0-openjdk

If you ask me, java could be dropped completely incl. dependencies.
First of all, for the same reasons as perl was killed. Besides that, it
has nothing to do directly with Xfce and IMHO, it's a big security risk
to have java enabled by default, in particular in the browser. And it's
easy for the user to install JRE/JDK if needed, there could be just a
nice desktop script (yum install).


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