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[fedora-java] Re: FC5 release notes for java



Chris Hubick wrote:
> "Please note that despite utilizing the JPackage installation
> guidelines, several of the Java application software packages shipped
> with Fedora have been slightly modified from those provided by JPackage,
> in order to work out of the box with the included compiler and runtime
> environment.  Additionally, the Fedora packages also include
> pre-compiled fast and optimized native binary code alongside the
> original Java bytecode JAR files.  As a result, if you modify your Yum
> configuration and update to packages shipped directly through the
> JPackage Yum repository, you will end up with an unpredictable mix of
> bytecode and binary software.  Users wishing to maintain a supported
> environment, by using the Free Java tools shipped with Fedora, are thus
> advised to only update their systems with Java packages provided through
> the Fedora and Fedora Extras Yum repositories, and not directly through
> JPackage unless they plan to switch to a proprietary Java runtime.  The
> Fedora provided application software packages should continue to work
> with other Java Runtime Environments which follow JPackage guidelines,
> but as stated above, there is a good chance unmodified JPackage
> applications will not work with the default Runtime Environment shipped
> with Fedora."

Amen!

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Ian Pilcher                                        i pilcher comcast net
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