Re: Is it time to remove sun-java6?
Matthias Klose wrote:
no we dont certify debian or ubuntu. But for Desktop (JavaWebStart in
our case) we dont have OS restrictions, only Browser and JRE.
On 11.10.2009 00:29, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
In article<email@example.com> you wrote:
Not necessarily. It could also be a genuine compatibility issue with
the IcedTea plug-in.
We regularly see Bugs different from the ones on the Sun
distribution. And as
a commercial software vendor we just dont support OpenJDK for that
(with a normal support contract).
Since other software vendors try to reduce the number of supported
as well, this is a strong reason for still providing a debian package
Of course once the OpenJDK is more widely used on the Enterprise Desktop
ISVs have to reconsider their policy in order to support thei most
customers requests. But at least with my customers this is not the
But they support running the Sun binaries on Debian? Interesting.
Please note that you can certify OpenJDK, provided that the binaries
you ship pass the TCK. Do it for Debian, it just requires a lot of
time to kill. The OpenJDK binaries from Ubuntu/jaunty did pass the
TCK, so maybe try to use these to convince your customer and then run
the TCK on the Debian binaries to see if they pass.