Bug#458001: groovy should depend on a Java6 runtime environment
Eric at Lavar.de
Fri Dec 28 10:10:32 UTC 2007
Actually, unless Groovy 1.5 really needs Java 6 features (which I would
tend to doubt), the maintainer should compile the package with Java 1.5
or even 1.4, so that it works with all "Javas".
As a side note, Java 1.4 is still state of the art on many non-x86
Christian Hammers wrote:
> Package: groovy
> Version: 1.5.0-1
> Severity: wishlist
> Groovy now needs Java6 and else just prints "invalid jar file format".
> Isn't it possible to depend on a virtual package like "java-virtual-machine-6"
> instead of "java-virtual-machine" to remind the user that java5 is
> no longer state of the art? Sadly Debian seems not to have an automated
> upgrade to the Java6 packages.
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Gwalt jest ostatnem schronieniem niekompetencji.
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