Bug#900299: leiningen-clojure: depends on openjdk-8

Elana Hashman ehashman at debian.org
Sat Sep 22 17:45:45 BST 2018

On 2018-06-04 10:19, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> OpenJDK 8 will be EOL sometime in 2020 (Red Hat will drop support for 
> it in
> October 2020). With a buster release in mid 2019, that would only be a 
> little
> over one year into buster's release. With 3 years of main support, that 
> won't be
> enough. Thus the OpenJDK maintainers aim to switch to Java 11 for 
> buster
> (default-jdk already points to 10, and will be switched to 11 once it's 
> released
> in September) [1]. Also note that pre-releases of 11 are available in 
> sid and
> testing.

Hello Emilio,

The latest I've seen from RedHat is that they will be supporting 
openjdk-8 until
June 2023[*]. The 2020 deadline applies to openjdk-7, not 8. Does this 
mean that
openjdk-8 will no longer be dropped from buster?

I continue to poke upstream to work on Java 11 compatibility before the 
freeze, but I cannot do the work myself, as it is more of a refactor 
than a simple

- e

[*]: https://access.redhat.com/articles/1299013

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