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Java 7



  • email: dbhole at redhat dot com

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 16
  • Last Updated: 2011-08-03
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Detailed Description

Java 7 was released on 2011-07-28 and brings several significant changes. Fedora should supply Java 7 along-side Java 7 initially, and then only ship 7 once is it proven stable.

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, and updating any packages that may be incompatible with Java 7 based on this list:


How To Test

Install java-1.7.0-openjdk Run (as root) 'alternatives --config java' and select the 1.7 version Run 'java -version' to ensure that it is correct

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.


Packages involved in the JRE and JDK will need to be changed depending on if there are compatibility issues:


Contingency Plan

Java 6 will be kept in the repository until Java 7 is proven stable.


Release Notes

Comments and Discussion