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Re: changing the java default to java7, and dropping java support for some architectures

On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 6:40 PM, peter green <plugwash@p10link.net> wrote:
>> :-)  I'm one who asked there some time back why java7 is no longer in
>> the archives (unstable/experimental), while the last binaries I had
>> installed still work OK on my mini-pc...
>> I'm just curious, sorry for asking to the lists...  I want to
>> understand if the mini-pc is still a low performance desktop
>> alternative with java enabled, or is no longer suited for that, :-)
>> So your answers are very appreciated.
> The problem is that if you want openjdk on your architecture then someone
> has to commit to doing the work to keep it building and working in the face
> of changes from upstream.  For x86/x64 and presumablly to some extent sparc
> (though I don't know if they test linux/sparc or only solaris/sparc)
> upstream keeps it working. For arm ubuntu and probablly other commerical
> linux distros need to keep it working. Powerpc seems to be be getting at
> least some support from  IBM.

OK, now it's clear to me.

BTW, that helps understand better the status of the longson based
machines as low performance desktops.

Thanks a lot for the answer,


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