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Java 7

Summary

Owner

  • email: dmyersturnbull at gmail dot com

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 15
  • Last Updated: 2011-07-09
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

Java 7 is scheduled for release on 2011-07-28 and brings several significant changes. Fedora would replace the current Java 6 with Java 7.

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora will remain up-to-date with regards to the Java platform. Developers using Java on Fedora will have access to new features.

Scope

This would require building and packaging the new JRE and JDK, integrating them into Fedora, Gnome, etc., and making adjustments for any affected packages.

How To Test

User Experience

Changes will be present but not prominent or massive for most users. Users who install Java will see a new version of the JRE. Developers who target for the Java platform will have a new version of the JDK installed.

Dependencies

Packages involved in the JRE and JDK will need to be changed. No 3rd-party libraries should be affected (backwards-compatible).

Contingency Plan

Java 6 can remain the default for Java, and Java 7 can be left in the repository in the package java7. Alternatively, if it is found to be unstable, it can be removed from the repository entirely.

Documentation

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion