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Re: Bug#975016: Python 2 / OpenJDK 15 support state for Bullseye

On 11/18/20 8:03 PM, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 12:20:37PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:

>> For OpenJDK there are two other possibilities, which would require approval by
>> release managers / stable release managers.
>>  - openjdk-16 will be released in April 2021, which is expected
>>    before the bullseye release. Shipping openjdk-16 instead of
>>    openjdk-15 would have the advantage that you are able to build
>>    openjdk-17 directly, without having to build openjdk-17 (LTS).
>>    This would require a feature freeze exception for bullseye.
>>  - package a snapshot of openjdk-17 (in April/May 2021), and
>>    only ship openjdk-17 in bullseye.   In that case, update to
>>    the final openjdk-17 release in Oct 2021 as a stable release
>>    update, or as a security update.
>>    This would require a feature freeze exception for bullseye.
>>    After the bullseye release, it would require an approval of
>>    the stable release managers, or approval by the security
>>    team as a security update.  I'm not saying that this package
>>    should see constant security support, but it is likely
>>    that openjdk-17 sees extended support upstream.
> New OpenJDK versions tend to cause both buildtime and runtime breakages 
> in reverse dependencies, some of them hard to resolve and requiring 
> updates to new upstream versions which in turn require new dependencies
> that might not even be in Debian.

New upstream versions likely do that, that's not an attribute of OpenJDK.

What's your point?

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