Re: Debian Java-6 and Nimbus
On Friday 11 April 2008, David Herron wrote:
> 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?
> > David
> 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,
> BTW, I am the DLJ tech lead now.
> - David Herron
Do you know if Nimbus (and the bits it needs) is available. When I
go to nimbus.dev.java.net is points me at swinglabs.org for nightly
builds. But when I go there I find no mention of Nimbus. Do you know
where I get hold of it?