[lsb-discuss] LSB conf call notes for 2008-02-13
ddavis at novell.com
Wed Feb 13 13:30:51 PST 2008
Darren Davis wrote:
> Jeff Licquia wrote:
>> Attendees: Jeff, Stew, George Kraft, Sam, Jesper, Mats, Darrin Davis,
>> Robert Schweikert, Carlos Duclos, Marvin, Alexey, Kay, Russ Herrold
>> Carlos: F2F? Jeff: at Collaboration Summit, week of April 7. Actual
>> Summit starts Tuesday, LSB-specific stuff starts Thursday, extends
>> past the LF Summit to Friday and Saturday. Mats: Ted's email to the
>> list has the info.
>> Java. Jeff: Kay: the people who own the Java runtimes should be
>> creating the LSB-compliant JDK. Robert: agree, the LSB should
>> provide what the JRE needs in 4.0, and the JRE owners should then
>> certify. Darrin: certifying class paths? Want Java apps to drop on
>> LSB system and it have a good chance of running. Robert: should
>> distros install a LSB-certified Java runtime? Can we get a LSB JRE
>> certified by the 4.0 release? Kay: working on Java 6 JRE runtime.
>> What does it mean to make it trial use? Jeff: start gathering data
>> on the status of JREs in the distros. Kay: would a trial use
>> standard help to boost need for LSB certification of the JRE?
>> George: yes. Kay: specifying where jars get installed is an
>> important part. Robert: for 4.0, get JRE-required symbols, get JRE
>> vendors to certify, standard class path in trial use. Darrin:
>> JPackage allows multiple JREs; maybe the LSB should do that too.
>> George: how does JPackage handle multiple JVMs? Darrin: will
>> research and send to the list. Jeff: is there a standard class path
>> already? Darrin: JPackage covers this as well.
> OK, pretty straight forward. First to deal with the multiple JVMs, we
> just use the Debian update-alternatives system. Talked about here;
> I also found another implementation here;
> The Linux/Debian Alternatives system is talked about with JPackage,
> but JPackage doesn't implement that. It's goals are pretty
> straightforward from their website http://jpackage.org/
BTW, for a good explanation of how the Debian Alternatives system works,
See this blog entry from Steven Kroon.
P.S. Jeff, my named is spelled with an 'e', not an 'i'.
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