[CentOS] So, just wondering, is OpenJDK7 in CentOS 6.3??

Wed Jul 11 16:29:58 UTC 2012
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 07/11/2012 07:42 AM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> http://www.redhat.com/about/news/archive/2012/6/red-hat-enterprise-linux-63-globally-available
> "Developer Tools: In addition to OpenJDK6 support in Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux 6, the newly introduced OpenJDK7 allows customers
> running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 to develop and test with the
> latest version of open source Java. "
> Yet in the CentOS 6.3 release notes, the only mention about "OpenJDK"
> is for OpenJDK 6...
> http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS6.3
> "7.4. Packages released as 6.2 updates with older packages on the 6.3
> install media
>     apr-1.3.9-5.el6_2
>     apr-devel-1.3.9-5.el6_2
>     java-1.6.0-openjdk-src-
>     java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo-
>     java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel-
>     java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc-
>     java-1.6.0-openjdk- "
> Is this because OpenJDK7 is not included, or because it is included
> but not worth mentioning in the rel notes?. (No intention to offend
> anyone, just thinking aloud).
> I am downloading CentOS 6.3 as I write this, so I'll soon find out...
> yet I wanted to ask anyhow (because perhaps the addition of OpenJDK7
> -if present- could be added to the wiki?).

Neither ... :)

Those files listed are ... (1) rpms that we built for 6.2 updates ...
THAT ARE ALSO ... (2) newer than we put on the 6.3 ISO.

That is a very specific set of files and what it means is that the
java-1.6.0-openjdk files on the 6.3 iso are older than the files you
would have on a fully updated 6.2 machine.

And yes, java-1.7.0-openjdk was in 6.2 and it is in 6.3 ... but the rpms
we built for 6.3 are newer than the rpms in 6.2-updates.

We put the older files on our 6.3 ISOs (the ones listed where you
quoted) because we are mirroring the versions in the upstream EL
release, which are also older than the 6.2-updates.  We did, however,
move the newer rpms into 6.3-updates, so you will get them as updates to
the 6.3 install. 

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