Switch to OpenJDK 7
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Finally, we are ready to make the switch to OpenJDK 7 as the default
Next week, we will upload version 0.49 of java-common which will
switch the default to OpenJDK 7. That means that all packages depending
on default-jdk and default-jre will use the OpenJDK 7 for the supported
However, since some architectures (sparc, s390, mips, mipsel,
partially kfreebsd) are not supported by the current package of OpenJDK
7, these architectures will remain with OpenJDK 6 as default. Volunteers
In order to simplify the packaging, java-common will provide a
/usr/share/java/java_defaults.mk file containing the default Java
version for each platform.
This upload also improves/refreshes the Java policy.
The Debian Java packaging team would like to thank folks of Ubuntu (in
particular James Page) who did most of the work by providing a huge
quantity of patches.
The finalization of this work has been done by Shuxiong Ye in the
context of the Google Summer of Code and used our credits on the Amazon
cloud to perform the rebuilds.
Next step, OpenJDK 8!
Sylvestre on the behalf of the Java packaging team.
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