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Re: Call for tests: Making OpenJDK 7 the default in Wheezy LTS

On 2016-05-17 12:31:27, Markus Koschany wrote:
> [dropping Rene from CC because he is subscribed to debian-java]
> Am 17.05.2016 um 17:56 schrieb Antoine Beaupré:
>> On 2016-04-25 06:34:53, Markus Koschany wrote:
> [...]
>>> We don't intend to remove OpenJDK 6 but it will receive no further
>>> security updates.
>> .. starting from june?
> Starting from the start of the LTS cycle.
> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/debian-security-support.git/tree/security-support-ended.deb7

Oh. I missed that completely somehow. Darn it, sorry for the noise.

>> Because there *are* issues on OpenJDK-6 *now*: should they be triaged
>> out of there, or will they actually be fixed in an gigantic upload at
>> the end of the day?
>> https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/openjdk-6
>> a, which his frontdesk hat.
> No, the whole point of making OpenJDK 7 the default implementation is
> that we can drop the support for OpenJDK 6. Even upstream (Red Hat)
> recommends to use OpenJDK 7 for long term use now. I have done
> everything possible to make users aware of the change. At the moment we
> are in a grace period because we don't want to surprise admins who, for
> instance, run Tomcat or Jetty. But by now they should know that OpenJDK
> 6 is unsupported and that we strongly recommend to switch to OpenJDK 7.
> On 26 June we simply complete this process by making OpenJDK 7 the default.

Of course, that makes sense. I'll just mark those issues as EOL then.

Thanks for the clarification!


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                        - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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