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Re: Impact of the new Java release policy on Debian

On Thu, 30 Nov 2017, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:

> > major (LTS or other) OpenJDK release during the lifetime of stable
> > release, maybe even on a regular cadence as a 'rolling' default.
> A rolling default JRE might be interesting, that would reduce the number
> of JDKs maintained (assuming unstable, stable and oldstable are all
> aligned on the same release at some point in time) and provide more
> recent updates to our users. But this requires a near perfect backward
> compatibility of the JDK APIs and tools, because we can't push an update
> that would break applications in production. I'm under the impression

Eek, that would break most of Debian’s stability promises.
People would lynch you.

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