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Re: [SLE] Update of Java SDK to 1.5.0_06 Coming?
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2005 16:58:22 +0100
  • Message-id: <m3vey7trs1.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Andreas,
>
> On Friday 02 December 2005 07:39, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
>> Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> > Andreas,
>> >
>> > On Friday 02 December 2005 02:52, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
>> >> Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> >> > Hi,
>> >> >
>> >> > Does SuSE have any plans to keep their Java packages for SuSE
>> >> > 10.0 up-to-date with new releases from Sun? We're currently
>> >> > falling a little behind, still being at 1.5.0_03 while Sun has
>> >> > released 1.5.0_06.
>> >>
>> >> No, we're doing this only for the next product since new versions
>> >> might cause other packages to fail...
>> >
>> > That is extremely unlikely. Not a good excuse at all.
>>
>> It might be unlikely in this specific case but it might happen - and
>> it still needs testing etc. From my experience with distribution
>> build and with SUSE having several hundreds of Java packages, this is
>> nothing that is done lightely.
>
> I'll bet that experience relates to C and C++ software, not Java, right?

too all kind of software, GCC is the worst ;-)

> The likelihood of the 1.5.0_03 -> 1.5.0_06 breaking anything is remote
> at the most.
>
>
>> Btw. we have a policy at SUSE that we're not making version updates
>> for old products unless there's a security problem that cannot be
>> fixed. For new versions, you really need to wait for the next
>> release,
>
> What's "old" about SuSE Linux 10.0 and Java 5.0?

10.0 comes with Java 5.0 - and 10.0 comes with 03 - and release 06 or
newer will be in 10.1...

Andreas
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