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Re: [SLE] Update of Java SDK to 1.5.0_06 Coming?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 07:44:44 -0800
  • Message-id: <200512020744.44178.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
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?
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?


> Andreas


Randall Schulz

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