Re: JDK 10 Early Access b33 and JDK 8u162 Early Access b03 are available on jdk.java.net
I think that as soon as someone objects to having mail sent to a public
list, the sending should end.
I'd agree with Matthias that the binaries of some builds are not by
themselves newsworthy for the debian-java mailing list specifically,
since Debian doesn't use third party binaries in its Java packaging.
I'd also agree with Emmanuel that it can be useful for packagers to be
aware of upcoming changes in the JDK sooner, so that they can provide
feedback and make adjustments as necessary. For example, the javah tool
is considered for removal in JDK 10 , which may or may not impact
some packages in Debian. For the corresponding thread on the Apache Ant
mailing list, please see
So in light of Matthias' well-founded objection, I'm wondering if these
kind of emails wouldn't be more useful to the Debian Java community if
they, in addition to pointers to binaries, also included instructions on
checking out the tagged sources for OpenJDK for the specific builds, so
that feedback by so inclined Debian developers could also be provided on
whether the upstream source code builds at all on Debian GNU/Linux
(which may be well ahead of the Oracle developers in terms of the native
GCC toolchains used, for example).
Matthias, would that be more useful and acceptable?
If not, then I'd suggest stopping further early access announcements
mails to this mailing list, Rory, and sending them to Emmanuel directly
instead, while anyone else interested in them could also subscribe to
the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list and receive, comment
and discuss them that way.
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