Where to post an experimental package? (java-1.7.0-openjdk)

Lillian Angel langel at redhat.com
Thu May 14 17:28:32 UTC 2009

Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-05-14 at 10:42 -0400, Lillian Angel wrote:
>> On May 21, Sun plans on releasing a preview of JDK7[1]. We (the OpenJDK 
>> team) would like to create a java-1.7.0-openjdk package for experimental 
>> and testing purposes. A few options were we create the fedora rpms and 
>> submit them to rpmfusion (or similar), host them on a my personal fedora 
>> page, or get the package into Fedora.
>> I am wondering what some other acceptable options are. I am not keen on 
>> getting this package pushed into Fedora since java-1.6.0-openjdk already 
>> exists, and jdk7 will not be stable until sometime after Feb 2010[1].
>> Suggestions?
> How many packages will this consist of, and will there be
> interdependencies (IE will you need to use one of these new packages to
> build another new package)?

6 or 7 packages in total. No interdependencies.

> By far the easiest route is to do a scratch build of the package in
> question, gather the resulting rpms and put them in a repo on your
> fedorapeople page.

Thanks, I think that is what we will do.


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