- Name: Douglas Myers-Turnbull
- email: dmyersturnbull at gmail dot com
- Targeted release: Fedora 16
- Last Updated: 2011-07-09
- Percentage of completion: 0%
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.
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
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.
Packages involved in the JRE and JDK will need to be changed. No 3rd-party libraries should be affected (backwards-compatible).
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.