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6 commentaires

Jonathan Carter

Good riddance.

25.10.11 @ 03:46
Commentaire de: Elessar [Visiteur]

I think apt-get install --purge openjdk-7-jre would be more appropriate, in order to avoid removing packages that depend on Java.

25.10.11 @ 10:37
Commentaire de: Cùran [Visiteur]

Well, I’m a little bit torn about the news, because while I clearly prefer OpenJDK, it can’t do everything the proprietary Java version could, most importantly for me: http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=588 (ok, it might not OpenJDK directly but the browser plugin).

As I’ve the last Oracle version that was distributed installed and can switch between the two browser plugins with three clicks, I don’t care _too_ much, but it’d be nice if you’d cautioned users, that purging might have them going through the snapshots service in case they’re forced to use a service like ElsterOnline…

25.10.11 @ 13:16
Commentaire de: azhag [Visiteur]

1. You promote openjdk-7-jre, but it seems that the icedtea-plugin supports only openjdk-6-jre. Can I use openjdk-7 as a plug-in browser (if not with the current version of icedtea-plugin, maybe with icedtea7-plugin)? I can fill a bug if necessary, just wanted to ask if there’s a point to do that.

2. Perhaps the issue of non-free Java can be solved like issue of non-free Flash [1] – package with script that download Java from the upstream’s page and installs it (java-package [2] may be recycled).

[1] http://packages.debian.org/sid/flashplugin-nonfree
[2] http://packages.debian.org/lenny/java-package

27.10.11 @ 17:16
Commentaire de: [Membre]

1) Yes, please fill a bug
2) Here, the difference with the flash issue is that we have an alternative which is more than credible (openjdk 7)

27.10.11 @ 17:20
Commentaire de: azhag [Visiteur]

1) OK, will do once i get back home.
2) Sure, OpenJDK 7 may be more than credible, but there a still some things that requires (or works better with) Java from Oracle. I’m not forcing anyone to do so, just showing how this issue with retiring DLJ can be possibly solved.

27.10.11 @ 17:32

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