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Re: Re: sbt / scala and jdk 6 and 8

On 14.02.2019 11:43, Markus Koschany wrote:> [btw are you subscribed to the list? Then I don't need to CC you]

Sorry, it seemed I had subscribed to the wrong java list, but should be fixed now.

>> No matter how one looks at it, Debian needs to make a strategy change
>> regarding OpenJdk releases and versions supported.
> We did take all that into consideration. :) If you had followed our

Sorry, I did not mean to say you dont know this. I am just countering your argument, by saying its not a good idea to leave a lot of jdk8 users and apps, that for some reason or other, cant move away from jdk-8 just yet.

So what will debian do in 3,5 years when the current LTS version is EOL?

> things: Stick with the older OpenJDK 8 for library foo and application
> bar or port everything to OpenJDK 11. If you mix both approaches you
> have to support two OpenJDKs, if you can manage to port them to the LTS
> release, you can simply use one long-term supported JDK for everything.

I still think jdk-8 can be a secondary choice, available to those who truly need it. A notice about only supported for backwards compatability is a solution. the default-jdk could still be jdk-11, whic all others apps are dependenant on. It will let a few apps and users choose to use jdk-8 if they need to.

> If you want to keep OpenJDK 8 in Debian, then there is Debian bug
> #920037 for you:
> https://bugs.debian.org/920037
> You need to covince Moritz Muehlenhoff (security team) and Matthias
> Klose (maintainer of OpenJDK).

Thanks, I posted a message about it a week ago.

One issue here is that the current scala 2.11.12 package is not completely stable. The package has been built wrong and depends on the wrong version of jdk.

But perhaps I should post a bug report and add it as a blocking bug to #920037?



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