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

Am 25.04.2016 um 12:23 schrieb Holger Levsen:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 12:17:52PM +0200, Markus Koschany wrote:
>> I think in those cases it is reasonable to recommend to manually change
>> build dependencies back to OpenJDK 6 because rebuilding a package does
>> not pose a security risk and should never happen on production systems
>> anyway.
> I dont think it's reasonable. Maybe it's a bad but working workaround
> but… it breaks several assumptions and usecases. I'd rather think LO
> should get a sourceful upload to cope with these changes properly.

I have discussed this on debian-java already but in short I had to
ponder about several things and one thing was how to spend our resources
responsibly. Of course I can fix all build failures in Wheezy LTS but
fixing 140 bugs [1] won't happen in zero time and I'm not convinced that
spending time on all of these bugs should be a priority. Thus I think it
is more reasonable to focus on runtime issues with OpenJDK 7 because
those are more likely to be critical for users. Asking users to apply a
patch or to use a workaround is not a perfect solution but it is a
reasonable solution in this case.




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