Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Re: Potential Server Seed impact for 14.04: removal of OpenJDK/Tomcat7 from Ubuntu main


We are happily using Ubuntu provided OpenJDK because OracleJDK had
some crash bugs.
Even that bugs might have been fixed, we appreciate if Ubuntu
continues to provide an
alternative, well-supported OpenJDK based JVM implementation.

As to Tomcat, having it in main is not important for us for several reasons:
1. Its easier to use official archive.
2. There are vital alternatives including Jetty.


On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 3:16 AM, James Page <james.page@ubuntu.com> wrote:
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> Hi Folks
> The first round of seed review changes have now been applied to the
> server seeds; quite a few bits have dropped out of main and the size
> of the server ISO has reduced!
> Next - the foundations team have been reviewing whether we should
> continue to provide OpenJDK as the default Java implementation in
> Ubuntu; this package is quite a resource drain on both the foundations
> and security teams from a SRU perspective so demotion of openjdk7 to
> universe is being considered.
> Most Java-ish things in main can be built using gcj; however Tomcat7
> is not going to work with gcj so would end up being demoted as well.
> What do people think to this plan? Are OpenJDK and Tomcat7 important
> packages for Ubuntu users? Will not having a well supported OpenJDK
> implementation in Ubuntu main discourage people from using Ubuntu to
> host their Java based applications? Or do users still just use the
> Oracle Java downloads instead and ignore what Ubuntu provides?
> Let me know what you think...
> Cheers
> James
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> jamespage@debian.org
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