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Re: Debian Java-6 and Nimbus

David Goodenough wrote:
I am confused about the updates that Sun put out for Java-6 which
are supposed to include the new Look and Feel (Nimbus) and the
updates there have been to the sun-java-6 packages on unstable which do not include Nimbus.

Can anyone clear up this confusion for me?  Or to put it another
way are we going to get Nimbus in Debian before Java-7?


As Michael Koch noted 6u10 is far from being finished. It just entered beta and while I probably can't disclose the target end-date for 6u10 given the size of the work going into 6u10 it's fair to say the obvious that we have a several month beta period ahead of us.

We are about to publish 6u6 .. BTW 6u6 contains the fix for the XCB crash. If I read the bug status for the sun-java-6 bundles correctly the package is marked as 'grave' because of this specific crash.

It would be helpful if y'all could do some testing of the 6u10 bundles now, during beta, and let us know if there are issues on Debian. Given that there aren't .deb bundles for 6u10 you'll have to do a manual install of it outside the package system.

6u10 also has the new plugin which has been getting huge thumbs up response from everybody I've talked with. Still 32-bit systems only, unfortunately.

BTW, I am the DLJ tech lead now.

- David Herron

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