[lsb-discuss] LSB conf call notes for 2008-06-04
jek3 at sun.com
Wed Jun 4 11:34:59 PDT 2008
Jeff Licquia wrote:
> Java. Joe sent a message summarizing the current status. Went through;
> any issues? Robert: looks good. Jeff: point 5.
Jeff, that's pretty terse. :-)
> Darren: distros do
> need to ship multiple JVMs.
Statement or question?
> Kay: 32/64 bit issue.
> Robert: should allow
> distros to ship more than one version of Java.
Distros should be able to ship multiple JVMs", but I don't see this as
an LSB issue.
> Darren: handle via
> alternatives mechanism.
Wouldn't that be a choice for the distro to make, and not of concern the
I'd encourage them not to use this. In the case of a full JDK (rather
than the JRE we are discussing), it would be a ponderious and fragile
That said, a distro can use what ever type of rope they want.
> Robert: Java appchk? Jeff: does the JCK have a app side as well as a VM
> side? Something to research. If the JCK doesn't have an application
> checker, we'll need to do something; perhaps a bytecode verifier and
> reference checker.
The JCK doesn't have an app side.
There is an "appchk" semi-equivalent for "100% Pure Java", but that
would kick-out many valid applications. Its probably a starting point.
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